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Dept. of Back in The Flow

Progress Report

In my first week back at work, I've successfully made it to two physical therapy appointments, and usually done two sets of PT exercises at home each day as well. I've fallen down on that a couple of days, but I'm still keeping the end goal in sight, that of having a healthier back - a healthier self.

I've handled work fairly well; when I start feeling anxious, I step aside from the perceived problem that's causing the anxiety and try to look at it from the outside. That's helped me control it; I've also been able to write slightly more easily than I was writing prior to going on vacation.

We still have things to do in the condo association; I'm having a meeting with the treasurer tomorrow; on the agenda - the special assessment, the need to crop our courtyard greenery, and the necessity of completing the insurance claim and starting to pay me back. But I feel more in control than I did previously.

All of this may be due in large part to a partly refilled reservoir of energy, but my hope is that I can manage that energty and make more of a renewable resource, thus providing me with the strength to tackle my own anxieties, and to stick to a new regimen.

I've been gearing up for the next Hearts & Moons chapter; I even dreamed about writing fic last night; in my dream I'd gotten about 3,825 words written on something - while I supposed to be doing something else - and I wasn't worried at all about doing the fic instead of my proper tasks. I think my subconscious is pushing me back to the keyboard.

The only thing I haven't done yet is get to a pool and swim. I shall do that this coming week.

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May. 24th, 2015 02:48 am (UTC)
I love this post!! You have definitely eased my heart and brought a smile of contentment to my face. Bless you, dear lady.

May. 24th, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, goodness, you're so sweet! Thanks for the hugs!
May. 24th, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, well doen to you. *sends some extra hugs and encouragement*
May. 24th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
*receives extra hugs and encouragement with gratitude*
May. 24th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
Glad your stress levels are dropping! : )
May. 25th, 2015 06:52 pm (UTC)
This is not a boring update at all—it's full of good things! I'm really pleased to hear about it all, the taking care of yourself physically and the managing work anxieties better, and the drive to write! It's all great stuff.

*hugs* ♥
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