Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

This isn’t a new phrase or thought. I have heard this for many years, even used it myself. It got me thinking….where did this come from? Maybe it was a commercial tag line or maybe it was a family member where I first heard it. Wasn’t really sure so I asked Google, she knows everything, right? As it turns out, the person from modern day times, who made this quote so recognizable, was Fannie Lou Hamer (1964). She was a voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and humanitarian. She had been jailed, beaten, and threatened for her advocacy, but didn’t back down. The impact of her many stressful life experiences negatively impacted her health, but she remained committed to securing her civil rights, because in her now famous words “All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
I think we all can relate to this sentiment from time to time, perhaps even spoken it out loud on occasion. I know I can relate. In my “previous Earthly life” I used to come home from working 50 plus hours per week at a Fortune 500 Company and have to clean the house, pay the bills, take care of three kids, and just about everything else you can think of. Within 5 minutes of coming home from work, someone would ask me, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Really? Can I get a hello and how was your day first please? Or maybe let me take my coat and shoes off first at least? (Written with love and affection in my heart mind you).

Sick and tired of being sick and tired…..So, I decided several years ago to stop saying it, stop feeling it, stop – just stop! But how did I get here from there? Well, that would take more than a Blog article my dear friends, so I will just provide a few Cliffs Notes here today. I thought long and hard, for many years actually, how I could feel better, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. I was never taught at home to think outside the box, or to connect with nature, or to meditate, or any of those things I treasure today. I was, however, brought up in a loving, caring, and supportive home, so I have zero complaints regarding my childhood. I am merely making a point that it matters not how you have lived your life until now, it matters only how you live the rest of your life from here on out! I realized at one point during these “storming” years of rediscovery, that I was never just “Kim”, an important individual and human being. I was always my parents’ daughter, my kids mom, my husbands’ wife, my siblings sister, part of a team at the office. I was never known for just being “ME”. And I was missing that, like you miss a person who is no longer in your life. But how do you mourn something that never was or perhaps I was? Well I was there all along, I just didn’t know it until I made the changes in my life to find her again. And I have.

How do YOU do it? First and foremost, it is imperative that you know how valuable and important you are. Take stock in you. I did this, and once I believed it, I moved forward on what some may call a “Spiritual Journey” or “Road to Enlightenment”. For example, doing things the same way you have always done doesn’t mean you are doing it for YOUR greatest good. Go to school, graduate, college, career, home, marriage, children, the same old cookie cutter life we were told was our destiny. But is it? For some the answer is yes, and that’s great, but it most certainly is not for everyone. It was for me, or so I thought. I followed that path as it was ingrained into my head at a young age through parenting and school. And I have no regrets to be clear, but I was also destined to explore a higher level of self-awareness. If you are feeling stuck, having trouble expanding your soul, and trying to make sense of why you are here and what your “true purpose” is, you really should make that decision to finally invest in you. I waited way too long to do this, but truly I know it’s never too late to start.

Once you have made that commitment, find like-minded people for networking, talking to, working with. There are no rules here, trust your intuition and move forward. Start small if you are uneasy or unsure. Read a book or watch something on TV that peaks your interest. I think of this as planting a seed, then watering it over time. Then watch it grow from there. Perhaps a new hobby will help move you along, and before you know it, maybe that new career you always dreamed of having, will become a reality.

So what does this all have to do with being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? A whole lot, trust me. I no longer wake up feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. I used to have bouts of asthma; I no longer use my rescue inhaler. I suffered from nasal polyps, they have retreated (not sure where to). And the nearly daily battle with migraines??? GONE GONE GONE!!!

When I made the choice to better myself though self-exploration and discovery, it was in investment that I never imagined would improve my overall health so positively. Changing little things in my life helped my mood, my mental health, and therefore, improved my physical health.

I am now a successful Reiki Master Teacher who provides a variety of services to friends, family, and clients. All of my services and products are focused around sending healing love to help improve one’s mental health and clarity, which in turn, helps heal our bodies. “If you heal the mind, you will heal the body”, Dr. Edward Bach.

So how can I help you become your best self? Let’s start by talking to find out what it is you want to do, who you want to be, and how you want to get there. Let’s see what your heart is telling you. It’s not always your brain that needs to make decision. Your gut and your heart are very smart too. You may be experiencing some extra time on your hands these days, maybe you are out of work due to the pandemic restrictions or by choice, what a perfect time to “invest in yourself” wouldn’t you say?

Be patient. Be good to yourself. Love yourself. Nobody knows you better than YOU.

Peace & Blessings,

~Kim Crockett

Want to know more about my products or services? Check out my website: www.RockyCoastReiki.com or give me a call at (207) 390-1778, Namaste

May 2020

Written by Kim Crockett

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Rockport, ME 04856

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