Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Health Blogging Month Day 16: I think I can...

Little Engine Post. Write a list post with 10-15 lines that start each with “I think I can…” Write 5 lines at the end that start with “I know I can.”

I think I can.....
  1. Get out of bed tomorrow morning. (Well, I hope I can.)
  2. Find creative ways to solve problems.
  3. Lose this excess weight.
  4. Think of some more things to write here.
  5. Encourage other people with lupus to see the things they can do despite this condition.
  6. Contribute something worthwhile to the online support network that already exists for people with lupus.
  7. Do the dishes that are piled up in the kitchen (just got to build up the energy.)
  8. Do some washing before I run out of clothes (again, just got to build up some energy.)
  9. Tidy my desk. (Wait! I have a desk? Where did it go? How many unfinished projects will have to dig through to find it?)
  10. Write a Nobel-prize-winning novel. (No, I don't really think so, especially since I don't write novels as such. I just threw it in to see if you were still reading.)
  11. Find an elephant if it were hiding in my strawberry plants.
  12. Make the time to take proper care of myself.
  13. Sleep more than anyone else I know.
  14. Learn to let go of the things that really don't matter.
  15. Stay sane, even if the internet does constantly drop out through the summer.

I know I can...
  1. With God's help, and with the help of my amazing friends, get through any challenge this stupid disease throws at me.
  2. Make the most of the gifts and abilities I still have.
  3. Use the extra time that working only part-time has given me, to develop skills I have not practised for some time (art, creative writing, music, etc), thereby using time that might have been a burden for a valuable purpose.
  4. Keep my sense of humour. No matter how bad things get – laughing helps get things in perspective.
  5. Find the energy to care for others as well as myself.

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:

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