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[IPr] Simplify!



Vibeke,
    I enjoyed your message and I sure can relate! I used to stay busy all
the time, working, cleaning, making dinner, doing dishes and laundry, making
sure my kids had everything they needed for the next school day or sports
activity. But then, it seemed like overnight, the older 3 would be home less
and less, and I knew I needed to see what I wanted to do for myself for a
change! At first, it was very hard to come up with anything, I was so used
to the routine of running everywhere for everyone else. But, I'm learning
how to say, I'm not available because I am going off to read, or go shopping
or to take a nap! I love naps!
    And best of all, I discovered by not always being there for them, they
came to respect my time more, and I, in turn, learned things won't fall
apart if I go out for an afternoon by myself! Puts me in a much less
frazzled mood too!
    Thanks for asking,
    Rosemary
----- Original Message -----
From: Vibeke Brant <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2000 10:51 AM


> Hi everyone,
>
> I just wanted to see how everyone is doing.
> I also wanted to talk about boundaries , setting them have really helped
me
> with controlling diabetes.
> I am the kind of person that would like to do everything
> help everybody. A lot of the time I would find myself
> being really worn out, because I thought it was my job to do everything.
My
> Diabetes was out of control. I now seclectially choose what I can/want to
do
> and when people ask why won't you do this or that I just tell them
> it will take too much enegy for me. As for people I have a lot harder time
> to say no. Setting good boundaries with
> other people is key however for my well being. I choose
> to surround myself with people whom I can trust not to
> question when I say I can't today. Learning to set good
> boundaries have relived my life of a lot of stress. and my HGA1 is now7.2
> instead of 10. I simplified my life.
>
> What have you done to make your life simpler and more happy lately.
>
> By the way I see some of you saying that you have no choice about the way
> your life is, you do and there
> is always a way to make it better, It might however require small
> sacrifices.
>
> Belive me they are well worth it.
>
> Love you all, God blessing and encouragement
>
> Vibeke
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