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.