It was a very stressful week my friends, several weeks into a new job and lots of deadlines converging at once. Several problems also popped up, I made my first mistake, a minor one, but still one that caused a bit of stress. In the end, everything was resolved and nothing terrible happened. It’s education after all, no one dies when we have issues. Of course right in the middle of all of this I had my first doctor’s appointment now that I’m back on health insurance. Things have been going well for me physically, I’m working out regularly and eating right, I’ve lost a little weight. So I expected things would be fine but my blood pressure was 170/90, and would rise as much as 210/90 before the week was over and I had to double up my medication. It’s currently high, 145/77 but has been dropping the last few days while back to my normal dosage.
So now it’s time to figure out how to reduce my stress level at work. You see one of the things that makes me good at my job is that I truly care about doing a good job, about getting things done. Of course, that also means that when things don’t well, it impacts me, I take it too much to heart. So, for my own good, I have to learn to not let it impact me. Of course that also means caring a bit less about what I do, a bit of catch-22.
So why is the title of tonight’s post looking forward, because that’s what you do my friends. You stay positive, you solve your problems and you keep heading toward what makes you happy. For me that means continuing what I’ve been doing, and working towards my goals. It also means remaining grateful for what I currently have in my life. That’s the secret friends, move forward, stay positive, be grateful for what you have, work toward your goals and you’ll have many happy days ~ Rev Kane