Thursday, January 14, 2010

Balance Act

I have not updated much this week.  Work has been rough and I am worried that I am falling into my old habits.  When my MS attack happened in October, I was working consistently 50-60 hours a week.  Now that may not seem like a lot to some people but keep in mind, I only make $30,000 a year.  My neurologist kept emphasizing to keep my stress down and when I work that many hours, I feel like I am always playing catch-up; with sleep, eating, working out and just life in general.  How do you keep a job that expects that type of hours and still take care of yourself?  I am still trying to work that all out.  Am I crazy to be thinking about having a baby too?  Goodness.  How do people do it all?

I am scared that running myself ragged will cause another attack.  I also do not want to give up my workouts (they help as much mentally as physically).  What to do, what to do?


KimZepp said...

Keep that stress level down!
As for kids / baby - yes, they take time, but the benefits far out weight anything else. You'll have no problem making that part work. :) Plus, I'm sure there's lots of us that would love to offer our babysitting services.

Julia said...

Ha, already offering babysitting, that is hilarious. I might have to take you up on that someday. :)

Erin Sigler said...

I love you jay

allanjel said...

Trust yourself and your body. Everything becomes less importnat when your health is in danger!!