san·i·ty- /sænɪti/ noun
1. the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
2. soundness of judgment.
1400–50; late Middle English sanite < Latin sānitās. See sane, -ity>
2. reason, rationality, sensibleness, reasonableness.
Radical 7even Goal #2
Take better care of myself. Steps includes: drink more water, east less junk food, make doctor’s appointments before my meds run out and I have to make one to refill them, learn how to handle my kidney disease.
What’s not included in the goal above is my mental health. But it’s important. Due to illness, work commitments, and personal days, I have been left alone at work with out a full time staff member for about two weeks. There have been lots of stresses at work (other co-workers, grants and accreditation) as well as other life stressors. My other ferret Ferris passed away. Like the old couples you hear about, he didn’t live even a year after Little Miss passed away. One morning I just wanted to quit, but instead I decided to take a “sanity” day. The old me would have never done this; there’s too much to do, but Radical me knew I needed to take care of my mental health as well.
I have also decided to start seeing my therapist again. She can give me the tools to help me handle the transitions in my life. It bothers me that at 29, I still need help. But I know that God wants me to me happy and has developed other wonderful “tools”, wonderful people who can help guide me on that journey.
So as of last Friday (my sanity day), my mental health is going to the top of the health goal list.