Hey, my friends! Welcome to our mighty Monday. I hope everyone had a revitalizing weekend. We went to church with family and friends and it was rejuvenating and inspiring and uplifting, a wonderful way to start the new week. What did you do this weekend? Whatever you did, I hope it gave you a sense of calm!
I got some more plants and I am hoping to start a little garden outside on the balcony. It is going to take a lot of preparation and planning, but I am ready for it! I have priorities, but I am trying to balance them according to their levels of urgency. So, the plants are towards the bottom of my priority list. Making appointments and filling out paperwork is at the top of this list. I can do a lot of it myself, but I need help with certain parts. How do I break it down? I did as much as I could, and then I set it aside. Why couldn’t I finish all of it? Sometimes you have to ask for help, and that’s what I need to do. I don’t have to submit any of these papers right away, but there is a timeline. I have to manage this timeline as best I can, and that is all I can do. That’s all any of us can do.
I have new expectations of myself, post TBI expectations. Some may not understand it, but that’s what I have to do. You know what you can and can’t do, so it is important to schedule important events and appointments with this knowledge in mind. For example, I would do my best not to schedule a dentist appointment and an appointment with the social security office on the same day. I know that sometimes there is just no way around this, but when it is up to me to make the appointments, I will try to simply schedule one a day. This involves planning transportation to and from the appointments and the allotment of time for the extent of the appointments. Just having to concentrate on one a day is best for me. I can gather the documents I need for the meetings ahead of time and get everything ready the day before. Now all I have to think about the next day is getting there. It’s sort of like packing your lunch the night before. Now you have one less thing to cloud your mind! You can get the rest you need to rejuvenate and get ready to take on the next day and the rest of the week. I hope all of you have a mighty Monday and find peace in what makes you happy today. God bless you all!