Time Away!

downloadIn today’s world it seems we are always rushing to get from one point to another without stopping to enjoy life. I think it is so important to take time to sit back and just try to relax. Planning time to have away from phones, tablets, computers, TV and any other electronic device can provide you with some peaceful quiet time that is much deserved. My job entails working on a computer all day long, so sometimes at the end of the day the last thing I want to do is continue looking at another computer. I always enjoy writing on my blog and reading other blogs, but I am trying to have a cut off time from electronics, really to give my eyes a break because the computer does cause my headaches to increase.

Everyone always says that life is so short, but in the big picture it really is not all that short! If we can make the most of everyday it really may not feel that short at times. There are people out there that live until they are in their 90’s or even until they are 100, but they lived the life they were meant to live as does everyone else. I think most people get so wrapped up in social media it completely consumes their lives and they end up sharing too much with people they do not really know. It is not safe putting your entire life out there on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media sites.slowdown

What do you do to relax after a stressful day? Do you have certain routines that can to me a little mundane? Funny thing is, I do have those routines that may seem a little boring to some, but I enjoy the peacefulness it brings to my life. Considering I have been trying hard to increase my hours at work it is nice to come home to a tranquil setting! Work can cause stress so if you can eliminate any unnecessary stress at home it is best for your health!

It is really hard to believe we are already into February! It seems like January went by incredibly fast! How is 2018 coming along for y’all? Are you enjoying the year so far? My plans for the New Year were to get learn to reduce my stress levels so that hopefully my pain issues would decrease. I have been trying to not allow other people’s negative outlooks affect my life and quit trying to fix everyone’s problems. It is in my nature to always want to help others, especially those that are close to me, but I have been able to take a step back knowing I can not fix the world! I do wish I had a magic wand and could take the pain away from all that are in pain, cure-all illnesses, not allow anyone to go hungry or not have a roof over their heads and so much more, but all I am able to do is listen when I can and help when I am able.

Even trying to reduce stress from my life my pain issues are still as high as they were last year and I am really not sure why! I do realize that life with MS does come with pain and hne_pain_and_suffering_it will get better in time. It is so frustrating when an illness is so unpredictable and there are really no answers to how to decrease the pain! But even through all the horrible pain I do still try to see the positive because this could all be so much worse than it is! This illness may cause me so much pain but in the big picture it has not taken anything away from me because I am still able to do things I want to do, even if I have to tone it down a little! I find it helpful and SO important to always try to find the good in all situations because no matter what you are dealing with, it could always be so much worse!

I hope y’all are having a fabulous week so far! Looking on the bright side, it is almost Friday! I want to thank y’all for stopping by my site today. As always I do love to hear your comments and will respond to you as quickly as I can! I hope you have a nice relaxing evening! Sending you lots of love and comfort always!

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Always, Alyssa




19 thoughts on “Time Away!

  1. I love your positivity, despite the pain & obvious frustration chronic illness comes with – you’ve said it well with “illness is so unpredictable and there are really no answers to how to decrease the pain”. January definitely has disappeared pretty quickly (though I’m glad, haven’t had a great month!) But here’s to a better February, making the most of our situations, and making sure to take better care of ourselves. I think I need more breaks away from stressful thoughts and technology too; will have to think of some better routines and things to do other than just reading. Take care and have a lovely end to the week Alyssa 🙂
    Caz x

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    • Thank you! I agree that January was not the best month but hopefully February will be SO much better! I hope you are able to find way to take breaks from stressful situations it definitely isn’t easy! I hope you have a great end to your week as well!! Take care and much love to you!!!

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  2. This is very true, at first I was on here all the time but now I feel like it’s so important to step back and chill out, have a break from all the devices and it’s good! I hope you are keeping well x x

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    • Thank you so much Aggie!!! I do believe time away from the computer and phones is so beneficial for everyone. It is really sad how much social media controls some people’s lives!

      Thank you so much for nominating me for this award! I really appreciate the acknowledgment. I will have this done by the end of the weekend, I promise!!
      I hope you are having a great day! Happy Friday to you and I hope your weekend is fantastic!!!!


  3. Omg I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s eyes are going crazy after too much cell phone and computer time. I was worried it was just old age haha. It’s nice to see so much positivity. It’s important to me to try to spread that as well. AND my name is also Alissa! (But with an i) Nice to “meet” you!

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  4. I often think about cutting back on electronics, having a ‘digital detox’, so to speak! It is tricky to do, though I am sure it would help. Sorry to hear you have pain, I’m the same and can’t really find anything to help, I’ll keep searching though and will let you know if I find something! Xx

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