And I for one couldn't be happier! Without a doubt this is my favorite time of the year, and there is so much to enjoy......
No matter the extent of our disabilities it's time to enjoy all this season offers.
What's your favorite time of the year?
"The term "movement disorders" refers to a group of nervous system (neurological) conditions that cause you to have abnormal voluntary or involuntary movements, or slow, reduced movements."
Having a movement disorder is something I have grown used to. Gone are the days of gliding through my day like a feather. Now walking from place to place has to be strategically planned and definitely not spontaneous. Everyday my disorder teaches me lessons: some good, some sad, some funny, some not so funny. I will forever be the student, and it's up to me to learn the lessons.
1. Never wait to go to the bathroom! That's all I have to say about that.
2. Never wear high heels..........as if!
3, Dancing..................keep a sense of humor about yourself, and lots of wine!
4, Never walk past a group of dogs, no matter how cute. Remember, I can't run if I need too. (Ohhhh, but doggies are so sweet!)
5. Never.........ever........hurry! When I'm hurried I become nervous, and nervousness is no friend of mine. Trying to hurry just makes everything so much worse.
What lessons have you learned from your disease?
September is "National Self Improvement Month." Wow!!!!!! Just reading the words evokes feelings of exhaustion and overall failure. We live in a world where self-improvement has become nothing more than a catch phrase , ex: infomercials and podcasts, or written, ex: books, books and more books!
Maybe the concept of self improvement has been so overused that we shut down when we hear it. Hearing those words can make you want to...........
My personal take on self-improvement is that we start out doing too much to improve ourselves, get exhausted and overwhelmed and then give up. Sound familar? So why don't we begin to look at improvement in a smaller, more manageable size. If we work on only one thing at a time there is a chance we will stick with it. If we set our goals to a more realistic time frame we just might have success.
Self- improvement is a personal decision. Everyone has something they need to work on and it isn't always fitness oriented. Some might need to work on their relationships with others, time management skills, organization skills and the list goes on and on.
So for"National Self- Improvement Month" let's work on just one thing that will enrich our lives for the better.
My goal is to walk as much as I can without a cane. What can I say, it's a work in progress!
What are your self improvement goals?