Diary Update: Pushing myself too hard

Diary Update: Pushing myself too hard

As I started to explain in the blog “Balance”… I have recently been rather out of balance…

Pushing myself too hard and with being pregnant for the fifth time in 7 ½ years, my body decided to teach me a lesson by dropping my blood pressure significantly. So much so, that for a week or more I had no idea who I’d become – I was exhausted physically, fearful and overwhelmed.

I boosted myself up with fluids etc as you do with low blood pressure or anaemia and felt okay for a few days. Simon was home, beautiful weather, lots of family time in the garden and time with friends etc… All seemed fine. So, I continued with pushing myself …until my body felt like it had been hit by the “fatigue truck” and I was weeping mess.

I had chosen to skim over the pretty obvious signs of exhaustion from my body, which meant I then needed a mental slap around from my beloved. He who knows me and my ideals so well that he helped me realize I really needed to be investing in “me” again. Putting my physical and spiritual needs first.

I had managed to do this fairly easily with the other pregnancies, yet for the last month I have allowed myself to feel an urgency to complete multiple tasks. Through sheer stupidity, I am now forced to prioritise my own, and our baby’s, physical and spiritual needs each day well before I allow myself to consider other tasks.

Everything else can wait.

Not that they really wait, as such. Spirit still masterfully coordinates a sequence of events, you just get your ego out of the way. So I now applaud God’s cleverness. As it is Easter and school holidays, a perfect time for me to rest and slow down.

Wishing you all a happy and restful Easter break,

Jennifer Barham-Floreani
Bach. Chiropractic, Bach. App Clinical Science
Registered internationally, no longer practicing as a chiropractor in Australia.

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