Every member of my family has gotten glasses in the last year and it was time for me to acknowledge that night-time driving had gotten a little scary and my leaning so far into the computer screen was not normal. So I got my eyes checked. It turns out I have astigmatism in both eyes. Lines all look a little fuzzy and my eyes are perpetually trying to focus. Do any of the lines below look blurry? If so, you may have an astigmatism too!
When it came time to pick out the frames for my glasses, I found a pair that I love to put on my face. They feel smooth and light and bring the whole world into focus. That first night with glasses I stayed up all night reading because it was such a pleasure to see the words.
I'm a details person, and now I can see every detail. Work has gotten easier. The world looks more beautiful and interesting. I can read all the street signs. I finally understand why HD is such a big deal. These glasses have been life-changing.
I am very good at making the most of situations and adapting. I make do with less for myself if it doesn't impact anyone else. But I'm so grateful that I finally got my butt in gear and got some glasses - they have made me a more useful AND a more joyful human being.
Are there any areas of your life where you have been ignoring the signs about what you need? Maybe because you're used to things being hard, or you feel overwhelmed by choices, or because you don't believe you deserve better when so many other people struggle, or because you're afraid that if you open the floodgates to wellness you'll have to do the work of actually getting well?
Listen to your inner voice about what you want and need to live a joy-filled and fully human existence. Give yourself permission to communicate those needs to the people around you and to prioritize those needs even if they inconvenience others. Take advantage of the resources available to you in order to nurture yourself.
Get your eyes checked, so to speak. You deserve it. And who knows - there may be a whole new world waiting out there for you.