Almost fourteen hundred days ago (but who’s counting?) I wrote a post titled Day 17: I think I wake up most mornings feeling uneasy. Here’s what I think, as I wake up this morning feeling uneasy:
- That was an important post for me to write back then, because I named and accepted my feelings, which freed me up to look at next steps.
- When I wrote that post, I ABSOLUTELY had significantly fewer reasons to feel uneasy than I do this morning.
- Uneasy is not the only feeling I’m having these mornings.
- I’m also feeling dread, hope, fear, disappointment, and love.
What helps when I’m feeling uneasy?
- Naming it.
- Connecting with others.
- Self care.
- Reminding myself, “It might be safer than it feels.”
- Remembering that no matter how I’m feeling, some people out there are thriving and some people are suffering.
- Identifying something I can do.
- Doing it.
Here’s what I’d like to do right now: share my photos from yesterday, which I took when I was feeling uneasy (as well as many other feelings). But I’m feeling uneasy because:
- I can’t access my photos.
- WordPress is not saving this post as I’m writing it.
- I need to restart my computer to complete this post the way I want to.
I’m going to just do it and hope for the best!
Is anything making you feel uneasy, now that you’ve read my post and seen my photos?
When I was feeling very uneasy in the hospital after my recent open heart surgery, I listened to a Bach CD on repeat, mornings and nights. Here‘s some Bach for us all:
More things that help when I’m uneasy:
- Reading people’s comments on my blog.
- Expressing gratitude to all who help me create new posts in the morning.
- Thanking you — of course! — for making my life easier.