Hi Friends! How was your day? I started my day with a 45 minute walk which was awesome because it was filled with little jack rabbits munching on grass, fast little suckers though I didn’t get any pictures. While I was walking I listened to the Rob Wolf’s Paleo Podcast and he was interviewing Abel James about his new book: Wild Kitchen.
I thought the interview was really interesting because they were discussing about the balance between working in the health industry and facing burnout. Enjoying my first day off in 13 days, it was a really relevant topic of reflection for me. When I got home I made bulletproof coffee, eggs with chopped asparagus, and strawberries.
They mentioned periodically “going unplugged” as a way of recharging and therapeutic release from our overstimulated world. It really made me think about how important balance is. I don’t want burn out to happen to me because I’m not taking good enough care of myself to be able to walk the walk anymore. I think it’s good to periodically reflect to self analyze.
- What is my personal mission and does it still ring true to me?
To empower others with the knowledge, tools and motivation necessary so that they have the skills necessary to achieve a lifetime of optimal health and vitality.
- How does my daily actions and responsibilities help me work toward that?
For the most part, everything I do works toward that in a realistic way. There are some places I could spend a little less time and some places I could spend more time. I made a list and wrote down actions to tip the scale.
- Am I taking good enough care of myself?
We can call take better care of our selves but in what areas are we faltering? I place a lot of emphasis on physical health (nutrition, fitness, sleep etc…), but what about mental and spiritual health? I think this is an area I could focus more attention at. As we all know, stress is a killer, but stress can be managed and channeled provided we chose to learn and utilize the skills.
Speaking of taking care of myself, the afternoon included another injection. Since the bursa injection didn’t really do anything, this time she went in for an ultra sound guided injection. She told me “let her know when the pain was reproduced” No one has been able to “reproduce” the pain I get with sitting, until about 20 seconds later I felt it. It wasn’t super painful but definitely uncomfortable… she said that was the piriformis muscle and so that’s where she did the injection. Fingers crossed this one works better, so far I can already tell a difference so that’s a good sign! Dinner was tuna salad, sushi and shrimp from Costco!
Hope you had a good day and have a wonderful Easter!