Waking up at 5 a.m. is my new normal. I walk a 5k each morning to get my body going. This morning was a different story.
I believe that the mind is a brilliant piece of equipment that can be tamed and trained to do things unimaginable. One of my biggest goals is to be free of autoimmune symptoms that I have dealt with for years. I’m working out, walking almost 20 miles a week, eating lots of vegetables, and taking care of myself. So this morning, it was very disheartening to wake up with the familiar aches, headache and exhaustion that I experienced in the past. For a moment I went to a place of self blame and judgment which caused a momentary suffering.
I caught myself in that dark place and decided to change my thoughts. “No need to suffer with the symptoms”, I told myself.
Will I ever be free of the days that slow me down? I don’t know. What I do know is that I have the opportunity to practice self forgiveness, slowing down and appreciating life, and being grateful for all of the days that I feel great. If this is my reminder, then I duly note the experience as lesson learned.