Change Happens…and Adjusting is Hard
I Don’t Know About You, But Adjusting Sure is Hard
I haven’t posted for four weeks because I’ve been adjusting to some recent health challenges. For those of you who might be new to this blog, you can read more about my journey here.
About a month ago I realized that I was even more tired and it wasn’t going away. After a visit to my doctor and two tests they found out that my heart is having to work harder to get me enough oxygen, especially when I walk. I’ve been grieving off and on this last month about some additional limitations I now have, with even less I can do.
I think a part of me was hoping maybe my progressive lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis) wouldn’t get worse. It wasn’t a big part, but it was there. Maybe my case would be the exception…do you know what I mean?
Grieving…allowing myself to feel the reality of this change
Being a Good Friend…to myself during this process…taking time to rest, taking it slow.
Fighting having to ask for the extra help I need…not wanting it to be true
Getting More Information…from Doctors, Resources, etc
Praying, Reading Scripture…seeking peace and rest in Him…
A Little More Adjusting…
It’s a process, it takes time, we aren’t meant to do this alone.
How About You?
What are you adjusting to? It’s so important to be a good friend to yourself as you go through whatever you are going through. Treat yourself with kindness, take care of yourself, get the support you need and allow yourself the time you need to adjust.
Realize that God cares…about you and about what you are going through.
Seek ways to comfort yourself in ways that are meaningful to you.
Talk to yourself kindly, “I am going through something hard. I have every reason to feel sad, angry, confused and even numb. It normal to take time to adjust, and it’s normal to need extra comfort right now. I think I’ll be a good friend to myself, and draw close to God.”
So what are you adjusting to? How are you doing? How did my sharing about my current situation help you?
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