Monday, March 26, 2007

Taking Care of Yourself


I saw my psychiatrist today and he told me I needed to start taking better care of myself and not trying to fix every one's problems. He said I operate too much in a guilt mode and over things that I had no control over to begin with. I know he is right and I'm over responsible and try to be everything for everybody, but it's hard to change. I think he is right if I don't stop I am really going to crash and burn. If I can just make it through this week I can slow down a little. I have to take my friend to two doctors this week. I have already had to go to DHS to turn in some paper work for my son. My poor house needs a good cleaning, but there are only so many hours in a day. Maybe next week will be better.

8 comments:

Dreaming again said...

Did he tell you that you re arrange deck chairs on the titanic? LOL

That's what he told me when I was stressing about Randy when Donna got diagnosed with Breast cancer. (yea, well ... who was right there? HUH????? HUH ??? HUH???? IS RANDY STILL OUR PASTOR???? HUH ?? HUH??? IS HE??? ) I'm going to email him! HA!

oh ..for those reading along wondering what the???

Randy is pastor (former) and Donna is church secretary. (still)

Your friend in the blue house down the street is sick with a contagious virus ... I will invite you over for coffee when the virus is gone. 102.1ยบ right now.

You can call me. :)~~~

keepers said...

Hello Wanda, a lot of us have been told that! and it is usually true. quitting doing everything for everybody else is not easy but it is necessary to look out for yourself first.

keepers

wolfbaby said...

Get some rest now ok... don't overdo it.

take care

Jade said...

Well, the way I see it is you can never truely help others until you are healthy yourself. Take some time to take care of you Wanda.

jumpinginpuddles said...

take safe gentle care fo yourself wanda

Raine said...

I think its good and nessecary to help other people. But not if you are not ok yourself and not to the point that you run yourself into the ground

Jade said...

How are things goin? Havent heard from you in a while. ;-)

Cheesemeister said...

I grew up trying to fix other people's problems. It's hard not to when it's all you've ever known.
My mother grew up that way too and she gets hostile when people aren't responsive to her fixes.