I Can Do That

The Logical Heart Knows Best

I just had a nap, it’s an odd time to nap this late in the evening, but I confess this isn’t the first time I’ve indulged in evening napping. I felt so much better afterward. I’m glad I did it. I’ve been tuning in to my body more effectively and obeying what it tells me so I can improve my health. I’m no longer a ruthless dictator of my body. I used to believe mind over matter with my body and health, now I know the body has its own wisdom that I must honor and cooperate with to remain healthy. 

I think I’m getting senioritis with this blogging challenge. As the end draws near, I’m becoming more blase (I couldn’t get it to make the accent above the e) with writing. Or maybe it’s because I’m not feeling well since the flu shot, more post-viral syndrome flare-ups I thought were over, it’s disappointing. I’ve been taking it easier, surrendering and resting. I finished listening to The Art of Power tonight just prior to blogging. I will listen to or read all the books Thich Nhat Hanh has written, probably repeatedly. They are so true, wise and helpful.

I’m using the ProWritingAid app for the first time while blogging, I like it! I’m getting over my fear and scarcity mindset when purchasing extra things that will help me in furthering my progress in developing a heart-centered way to make a living. I view it as investing in my future and necessary as opposed to being as frugal as possible and causing delays in progress because I was too afraid to spend money on improvements. Next, I will invest in a good laptop because this one is wearing out. I also wish to experiment with music and video, so I will need a higher-quality laptop.

The personal development books I’ve listened to this past week have reminded me to stay open to possibilities, to be optimistic, to believe, trust, and have faith so I can stay the course. I’ve wanted to accomplish so much more than I’ve been able to because of my fluctuating health, but some progress is preferable to none. I’m remembering to give myself credit for all the things I have done and that I continue to persevere while being flexible too. 

Gratitude for everything that is going well and appreciating all the wonders that greet us every day keep me grounded and steady. I was watering the two plants remaining after the first snow, rosemary, and geranium. They’re inside now and the geranium looked like it might be dead, I got closer to examine it and saw a cute itty bitty worm inching in the dirt. I laughed and knew I couldn’t put the pot out on the porch because I didn’t want the wormy to freeze. Small everyday miracles to delight in greeting me around every corner.

There’s always the next moment and the next to savor and enjoy, I just need to be present and open to it. The older I get, the more I am present in the here and now. That’s all that’s ever needed, the rest takes care of itself. I can do that. 

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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