There are just certain things you shouldn’t do on the toilet. Wouldn’t you agree?
TMI ALERT – I recently found myself bringing my cell phone to the bathroom with me, so I could check my email while on the toilet. When I realized what I was doing, I really felt like a junkie, a cell phone junkie. It finally happened, what a low point.
Seriously, I felt like a drug addict. I was hiding my habit from my husband, and I couldn’t even leave it alone when I was on the toilet. Click below to watch the video, or just keep reading!
I have recently been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue (for like the 5th time in my life). More on the healing process of this later. (How funny that last week I was talking about being diagnosed with something, and this week I get this news).
(Card pictured above from Gabby Bernstein’s The Universe Has Your Back Deck).
One of the main things you need to do when you are diagnosed with adrenal fatiuge is eliminate any activities that are draining your energy. I know, easier said than done. We all have to do things we hate, right?
Or do we?
You see, I do not like checking my email. The reason I check it is because I like having no emails in my inbox. It makes me feel like everything is done.
The problem is, new emails are always coming in. The job is never done.
This reminds me of my dad who was a supervisor at Illinois Bell. He went on vacation for a week. When he came back, his desk was overflowing with mail. This was before email (ancient, right?).
Do you know what my dad did?
He threw it in the garbage!
Yes he did!
Did he get fired?
Did anyone get mad?
Did the world stop?
No to all of the above.
Sometimes we think we have to do things when we really do not. In the book The Adrenal Fatigue Solution by Dr. Willson (Honestly, I do not really recommend this book because it focuses too much on the illness and is too overwhelming, but take away from it what serves and leave the rest behind). He talks about how a man hated checking his voice mail. It drained him and caused great anxiety. He was at a job where he was able to hire someone else to do it.
I know it’s not always possible to hire someone else, but I am telling you this to get you to think outside the box. I am not hiring anyone to check my email (yet), but I can seriously limit the behavior. I can, as I am seeing so much on social media these days, stop giving so many f@#$s.
You do not have to do anything you hate.
Stress is a choice. Choose again.
What I have decided to do is check my email twice a day, once at 11am and once at 5pm. I sit in my office while checking it with my aroma therapy diffuser going. I either delete or address each email then and there. I have chosen not to make it a stressful activity. This has given me so much more freedom in my day.
When you are doing something that drains your energy, you have 3 choices:
- Get rid of it (ex. my dad and the guy in my book example. It’s more possible than you think.
- Change it (Limit it. Do it less).
- Change how you look at it (It does not have to be stressful.)
I am choosing 2 and 3.
This has left room for more joy and creativity in my life.
As the moon is still losing it’s light, think of what habits drain you that you can release, limit, or change how you look at them.
Let me know below what they are and how this served you! I can’t wait to hear from you!
Here’s to doing on the toilet what was meant to be done on the toilet.
Have a great week!
Peace, Love, and Peaceful Bathroom Experiences,
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