April Writing Challenge- Day 26: An Area In My Life I Would Like To Improve

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The thing about life is we all got something coming and going, and something we want to improve on. The #writing challenge today is about an area in my life I want to improve. There are so many areas I would like to work on, though one in particular is work/financial because as of lately I haven’t found anything stable and long-term. This has been the issue for me for a while now especially coming out of being unemployed for years. For the last several months, jobs seem to come and go, and there was always some type of problem.

I want to improve in this area so I can make sure I have a stable job (not counting the side job) and a steady income coming in. I want to be and remain financially independent and not have to worry about food, bills paid, etc. I am glad I was able to contribute to charities and programs near and far, but I am constantly working on in attempts of trying to better myself  in the work/finance area.

I know the challenge said to choose an area, but there is another major area I want to improve and that is my health. I know it’s no excuse, but there are days I don’t feel like exercising. Doing yoga isn’t the same as exercising I’ve heard, but I had taken it in baby steps when it comes to exercise. A year and a half ago, I would walk nearly ten miles in the morning for five days every week until I stopped in the fourth month. I was getting frustrated with walking, doing sit-ups, and other exercises I attempted to do just to find out I only lost inches and maybe two pounds if that. 

Still, it’s an area I NEED to improve because from battling migraines and high blood pressure, it’s a must. When I told my doctor how could I have HBP when I don’t eat much sodium to have that, she looked into other areas of what could be a problem. I had to cut out processed food, pizzas and such. But the main reason is stress. I don’t know when exactly my blood pressure became high that I have to be put on medication, but all I know is that since meeting my child’s father and raising her, my stress levels was so high that I was rushed to the emergency room. That were back in 2013, but as the years went by, I went from taking two different types of HBP pills with one I was taken twice a day, and the other was taken three times a day along with prescription pain med for migraines which was taken once a day. Now I only take one type of HBP pills twice a day. I still have migraines and I am working on my stress levels.

It’s a serious thing that you can eat right and exercise, but you have to remember that stress is a major factor as well. When I lost a lot of inches of my hair three years ago, I cried so much because I had just got it back growing. I can remember looking in the mirror brushing my hair in 2017 and smiling how long my hair was growing. It was reaching the middle of my back and I was relieved. Then one thing after another kept happening that by the time I was trying to deal with one thing, something else was happening. I was having panic attacks and then half-way through the year, I screamed when my hair went from middle back to at my ears. Since then, my hair is growing but not at the length it was before.

I have learned that I have to put my health first and to get rid of any unnecessary stress and toxic people and situations in my life. It is true that if you don’t have your health, then you don’t have much of anything at all. I had to learn that my health comes first. Not people and problems. 

You see, my health and finances are the two major areas I need and must improve, and in that order. I have to do what makes me happy and understand that if there is something or someone who is bringing me down and toxic, then they must be drop. I have to do this for myself and to keep going on.

With everything I plan on improving, I constantly think about being successful at because I had things to fail that I become almost obsessed with being successful what I do. I have gotten started on working toward these improvements, and I have ways to go.

What areas in your life would you like to improve?

Thank you for reading. 

Stay tuned for Day 27.