It's been a wild month so far! Everything here in Japan pretty much shut down at the end of February/beginning of March. I thought that maybe I could be helpful to others during this time.
And then I fell down the stairs.
For a week I was stuck in a cast in my 4th floor walk up apartment. Friends brought me food and even took out my trash. I made it down the stairs once to do some banking, and it wiped me out for nearly a day. And I keep feeling sorry for myself, even though I am in good health and well taken care of.
On Friday, I escaped the cast, but the doctors are predicting about 5 more weeks before the ligament heals.
I'm incredibly thankful that I live close to work and I can work at home now. But I'm at the point where I need to work on health again, but also find a balance so the ligament can heal without surgery.
So, I'm giving myself some goals to work on for health. The world feels intense right now and I just want to sit around and snack and worry. This doesn't help anyone! So here's what I'm going to work on for the rest of the month.
1. Limit Facebook and Twitter. Going on is OK, but spending too much time there isn't helping. See what friends are up to and what's uplifting, and then get out of there.
2. Work on meditation. Spend some time quietly focusing every day.
3. Check on friends through messaging apps
4. Stretch brain a little - lectures, Japanese, etc
5. Pray when you feel like worrying
1. Keep avoiding sugar
2. Don't forget to make healthy meals
3. Snack in moderation
4. Drink water!
1. Do physical therapy exercises
2. Do YouTube fitness video - there's a whole bunch specifically for people recovering from ankle and foot injuries
OK! Today I got in most of my PT exercises and a chair cardio video. I definitely snacked too much, though. I worried a little too much, will do better tomorrow!