Dealing with worry…

I have learnt there is no point worrying about tomorrow because I have enough to do today.

Last year, I found myself in hospital, bed bound for ten days because I developed a heart condition as a result of suffering from Hyperthyroidism.

This happened on a Sunday, on the first of day of July towards the end of the school year.

The first night in hospital and considering I could just about breathe properly, l wasn’t thinking about ways to improve my health.

Instead, I was worrying about things like:

#how to organise everything the boys required especially as it was their final month of secondary school.

#how soon I could get back to work because my colleague and I were in the middle of interviewing people for a business analyst position.

#my laundry had piled up because I had been feeling ill all week and I needed to get all the clothes washed as soon as possible.

My consultant had asked me a few questions about myself on the first day but I didn’t realise it was a short interview so he could gain insight into my lifestyle.

I had a long list of reasons why I needed to be discharged as soon as possible but each day my consultant told me with a smile, “I am keeping you here for another day”.

I laid in that hospital bed day after day, night after night feeling absolutely helpless, wishing I was at home with the boys and worrying about the million things that I couldn’t do.

As it turns out

#my beautiful cousin who I call ‘Ikeji’ became ‘Mum’ for the ten days.

#my colleague carried on interviewing by himself and offered the job to my favorite candidate.

#The boys organised the laundry and it was taken to the launderette.

Now I wake up in the morning and after praying, I make a mental or written note of the things I need to do today.

I do at least one thing towards completing my to do list.

I don’t worry about the things I need to do tomorrow.

Thank you for reading.

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