I am always one who tries to focus on the positive and what is healthy. But, sometimes, we all occasionally need to hear the bitter truth, and I am no exception That is why I am going to admit today I sometimes act like a total moron. Yep, I said it. I own up to the sad truth, so I can learn from it and move on.
Most of the time, I am an intelligent and sensible woman. I have book smarts, common sense, and plenty of life experience for someone my age. But to be completely honest, I do dumb things sometimes...things that leave me shaking my head in total disbelief.
My latest walk with stupidity is health related. I have had fibromyalgia for years, and it has been severe for the past 5 years. Since traditional medicine didn't work out, I've experimented with many lifestyle changes. One of the things I've found which helps improve my symptoms and my quality of life is supplements. I take vitamins B, C, D, and E daily. Each morning, I also take magnesium and calcium supplements and probiotics for my IBS symptoms and urinary health. That equals 9 pills to take every single morning. Yes, it is a hassle to choke all those pills down daily. I'd much rather be doing a thousand other things
However, without them, I'm back to being stuck in bed and miserable. So, why do I keep forgetting them? Why do I not make my supplements a priority? I went a week without taking them--again--and I feel awful--again! I knew this would happen. Yet, I kept putting my supplements off again and again. Does this make any sense to you? It doesn't to me, so I can only conclude that I can be a total moron at times!
So, once again, I'm making a pact with myself to make time every morning to take my supplements, no matter how disgusting they are or how busy life gets. My body isn't going to take care of itself. No, it is MY responsibility. My body is precious and irreplaceable, so I promise to take care of myself today and always. All of the hard work and discomfort will be with it in the end because letting my health go will only lead to worse and much, much more unpleasant consequences. I'll thank myself later!
Have you ever forgotten your supplements or medications, as well? If so, do you have any special techniques that help you remember?