Over the last few years, I've had a number of stressful family situations arise, and of course, there's good old menopause that was thrown in on top. It's been a long time (about 2 years) since I've felt like I could focus on more than one thing at a time. Being super-careful about I navigated this past year or so has been key, but thankfully it's now all good news.
I'm absolutely over-the-moon that there is life after stress and menopause. Having taken much of this year to heal, I'm now mostly in a really good place.
Sure, from time to time, I slip back, but that's usually because I've eaten sugar, gluten or had a glass of wine (all of the things my body just does not tolerate now). And yes, each time it's been totally my own fault that I've ended up feeling down, anxious or both.
Keeping to my whole foods way of eating without a doubt makes the most difference in terms of my mood and the way my body feels. But as I've worked through the stress with a counsellor, and made a conscious effort to do what I know is best for me, my mind has started to become clearer and my brain now functions as it used to.
With menopause affecting how I processed things for quite some time, I began to wonder if I'd ever be able to multi-task again. But, I now can. In fact, a few days ago I was doing two things at once (I can't remember what they were... still working on my memory... hahaha) and my husband asked me something, and I answered. Only a few months ago, I'd be doing one thing, and I'd have to ask him to come back or wait until I was finished.
So, I just wanted to let you know, there is light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a train coming) if you're stressed and overwhelmed. If you take care of yourself and reduce your overload where you can, you will heal.
What similar experiences have you had? I'd love to know. Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,