A Balanced Life

Lately, I’ve had a lot to do.

I’m busy and you’re busy. We are all people with places to go and people to see. I don’t know how you deal with stress, but when my schedule gets hectic, my priorities become obvious.

For many years, what I regarded as important was wrong-headed. In the past, my husband was first on my list of priorities, followed by a very close second and third (I’m sorry to say), my job and my night classes. My health and “stomach problems” were somewhere much, much lower on the list. In fact, they were so low on the list that I ignored them for years.

These days I’m following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) to heal myself. Feeling healthy and taking care of myself is much more important to me now. I’m willing to compromise unnecessary things in order to maintain a balance. It is hard to do, but I am determined to take care of my family while I consistently eat well to improve my health. Now that I’m in a crunch time, I’ve kept my schedule in equilibrium by shifting a few things; I get up before the sun rises  to work a few hours, then I go to my job. When I get home, I can focus on my family without feeling stressed.

I’ve cut out a lot of things in order to keep this balance.

I don’t watch much television anymore and I go to bed early. But these days, I actually have time to go on a date night with my husband. Or see friends. Imagine that! What has really helped me maintain order and harmony in my life is the SCD. This also requires some give and take. Yes, I’ve cut out complex carbohydrates and refined sugar. But meal preparation is a snap, thanks to bulk cooking, and my health is still improving.

I cannot describe how happy I am to have my diet and my health under control. And I’m glad to have my priorities straight.

 

xo,

Theresa ~ SCD Griddle

 

 

 

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8 responses to “A Balanced Life

  1. Isn’t it interesting how, when we finally prioritize our OWN selves, we suddenly, amazingly, magically have more to give to others?

  2. Priorities make a HUGE difference!!! … much less stressful than trying to “do it all”. Good move – Good Advice!

  3. I just adore this post! Thank you for sharing. As a hopeless overachiever, finding balance is something I try and really practice. Especially after the CD diagnosis. It makes all the difference in my health. I’ve come to realize that saying No is okay, and can be done graciously. I wish you continued healing and happiness…and balance! 🙂

    Hugs,
    —Amber

    • Thank you, Amber! I wish I could say that I’ve got this balance thing taken care of and check it off my list. Unfortunately I’ll probably be working on balance for the rest of my life. For now, though, I’m doing okay!

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