Mind Over Matter
Lately, I’ve been feeling so uninspired. I’ve had no motivation to get up and do the simplest of things. With my mother recently being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, it’s taken a toll on my normally positive attitude.
I’ve felt a little withdrawn from blogging, social life, friends, and family. When my mom got diagnosed a few months ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks. My closest friends have lost their mothers or have parents with serious diseases. I’ve always sympathized with them but I could never relate to what they were going through.
I felt like my mom was invincible. Like nothing of that nature could ever happen to her. This rocked the foundation of my world. My mother’s disease is in the early stages so it’s still manageable.
I’ve spoken with friends, family, and other who have loved ones that are dealing with this disease and other serious illnesses. I am learning about the importance of self-care. I have to take care of my mental, physical, and emotional well-being.
One thing that brings me happiness is working out. I get to run, beat and kick my stress and anxiety away. Working out has given me motivation and inspiration again. I turn on my music, I sweat and sometimes cry my issues away. I can’t say I always enjoy working out. Some days are much harder than others. I am fortunate to have found some happiness again.
2016 was an incredible year for me and I’m sure 2017 will be too. When life gets rough for me, I will do like this powerful sweatshirt says…
I’ve got this
You’ve got this.
Thank you for reading
*This post was sponsored by GAP Factory but all opinions are my own*