Archive | May 5, 2013

My back as a barometer

It’s a pity it is so painful but my back is an indicator of when I have too much bad stress in my life and when I am being too sedentary, especially sitting in a poorly designed chair with poor posture, and not enough walking. I would appreciate a less painful reminder of the need to do things differently, thank you very much back!

So my back is “out”. A euphemism for muscle spasms, cramping, immobility and pain.

Bugger! It is a beautiful day and I would rather be out than bedridden.

Massage, pain killers, osteopathic treatment, wincing, moaning, red wine, gentle stretches.

Whatever I can do to stop the pain, I will.

And to avoid it?

Well, that’s another story. But as I am the boss, I might buy a new proper chair for work. And have some meetings walking around the workplace, rather than being seated at the desk.

Now time for today’s log:

  • 1. Did I have a laugh today?
  • Yes.

  • 2. Did I give someone a hug today?
  • Yes.

  • 3. Did I go some deep breathing?
  • No, shall do some later.

  • 4. Did I do a relaxation activity, such as read a book, have a bath, light a candle, dream, call someone and have a chat, sit in the sun?
  • A slow walk to help my back. And a glass of red.

  • 5. Did I do something good for someone else or be nice to someone?
  • No, not really. Stayed at home, mostly in bed. And, as a result, couldn’t do the friendship thing I wanted to do this weekend.

    Today’s decluttered item = some paper clutter. A Christmas card and envelope and one of those cards that shops send to look like they are giving you a discount but are really just more advertising to encourage you to spend.