Back in November, I fell down and slid halfway down our back steps and apparently sprained something around my ankle. With the holidays, I was too darn busy to just lay around and rest it (except for that week my back went out). The week before Christmas, I overdid it on multiple days (wore the nice shoes instead of the sensible shoes) and I'm guessing I reinjured it (if it was healed at all). After seeing my doctor earlier in the week, I was told if the lump and swelling was still not better in two weeks after "normal" activity, then I would need to see an orthopedist. I'm definitely not wanting that to happen. So, I'm finally doing what I should have done all along...taking it easy, doing the minimum, putting my feet up. I'm still able to cook dinner, but my normal exercise routine is out of the question. (Confession: I was trying to keep up with my exercise even with a sprain.)
I don't like resting. It doesn't come natural to me. Yet, it's important for recovery.
I've been thinking a bit about 2016. Trying to wrap my mind around what I would like to do, accomplish, change. I admit I've kinda come up blank until I forced myself to write a few goals down like:
Eat out less--use the crockpot more.
Read a book a week.
Try not to hurt anything on my body that is necessary for mobility
Be more consistent in my devotion times
Blog 2-3 times a week
I tend to measure myself by how much I can get accomplished in a day/week/month/year. Instead of just "being", I have/need to be "doing"...a lot.
I feel like changing my goals to a list that sounds more like this:
Be in the moment
Don't worry, God is in control
Focus on the important stuff and let go of the things that don't really matter
Love more, criticize less
Think the best of others
Pray like I really expect my prayers to change things
It's okay to wing it!
I hope as this new year unfolds that I will choose wisely between the lists.