I detest the phrase, “I’ve been busy.” However, truth be told, I have many plates spinning right now.
On Monday and Tuesday, I had a tingling sensation down my right arm into my hand. This pain surge always happens before and during the month of March since I spend more time on the computer. By Tuesday night, I needed to curl up in bed earlier than usual since I couldn’t bear to sit at the computer anymore. Yesterday, I consumed too much coffee and not enough water. I landed up with an epic headache. Therefore, today I guzzled 64 oz. of water by 4 p.m. (And then I made myself a smoothie so I could make sure I was even more hydrated.) These two things made me realize I must take better care of myself during March.
I have the next two hours of my life to squeeze in about seven hours of work. Somehow — thanks to a green smoothie and some Yo-Yo Ma — I hope I will accomplish a lot in that time. Alas, I know I’ll shut the door to my office at 6:30 p.m., which is when I will resume being mommy, with loose ends. Most of them can be picked up tomorrow.
The 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge begins tomorrow. In the early days of the Challenge, I read every Slicer’s writing at least three times. I had to give that up a couple of years ago since I landed up in a wrist brace for three consecutive Marches. Therefore, I will pace myself (and apologize, in advance, for not making it around to everyone multiple times). I am a human whose body cannot spend hours upon hours at the computer anymore. Therefore, I have promised to listen to my body (and my wrists!) this year. There will be days I will only be able to read and comment on three Slicers’ blogs… and that’s okay. Most of the time, I know I’ll read and respond to many more since commenting on other people’s blogs is at the heart of this writing challenge.
How will you practice self-care during this 31-day writing marathon?