I was hoping to do a video blog, but havent had time today!!! I had intended to do one, but I went into cleaning mode. I know, right, whip me, the one thing I am not supposed to go crazy on, and I do it.
I am just going to have to throw my hands up in the air and admit I am a control freak, I like order in the home.
BUT! I have learnt, since being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy I need to take stock of what is important in my life, and cleaning like a mad woman is not one of them!!!
I made up a new list of rules for my family. Since last week, the week of doing absolutely nothing, I came to the realisation that I do way to much for them. And, they take it for granted that I will just do it.
So, I decided that downstairs I will keep going with keeping it spotlessly clean, but upstairs, my kids will be taking responsibility for their own rooms now. Usually, on a Monday, I can be cleaning constantly for 6/7hrs Sometimes it’s so bad that I just don’t have time for lunch. Then the inevitable happens. I pick up the kids from school, and within, oh, 30 mins, the house looks like I havent done a thing to it!
So new rules, no toys downstairs! Upstairs I will take charge of the bathrooms and vacuuming, if they (the kids, or even hubby) has stuff lying on the floor, it will stay there. I wont pick up after them anymore. Also, the big bug bearer of mine, laundry!!
For some unknown reason, my family, don’t seem to know how to open the lid of the laundry bin. The dirty washing will usually sit on top of the laundry bin, or, around it. I mean….WTF!! Do they think it will make life easier for me if its just laying as a pile on the floor!?
Therefore, my kids have received their warning, oh and the husbando….if they have no clean washing…TOUGH! They can’t be bothered putting it into the wash bin, then, I can’t be bothered washing it!
I just figured, life is way to short for worrying about how spotless my house is, and why should it be left all to me.
As envisaged, my family think its a joke, but, who will be laughing when they have no clean socks to wear!!
Things on the Bells side have improved greatly. I am not cured, still have a bit to go, my eye has some movement in it, although it feels, as I can only describe as ‘tight’ I am going to try tonight to sleep without a patch. I didn’t get a great deal of sleep last night, I felt uncomfortable with the patch.
When I woke this morning, I felt my lower lip seemed ‘normal’ still numb along the top lip though. Also, my cheek bone ‘tingles’ I don’t seem to have the numbness so much there. My eye pulsates occasionally, so I am hopefully that these are all excellent signs.
I have always been a great believer in meditation. Even if it’s just 5 mins of closing my eyes and taking deep breaths, I always feel my battery gets a boost. I also am a huge believer in binaural beats and on my iPhone/iPod and iPad I have various binaural beats applications. My favourite is Brain Beats Vol 1.
I use three of the beats, one being Ocular Health and Focus, and in the blurb it says,
The set of frequencies is intended to assist in strengthening ocular tissues.
The set runs for 5 mins, the other set I listen to is Stress Relief the set has two frequencies at 20hz-10hz staying mostly at 10hz, this set runs for 10 mins. After that set is finished, I will then switch to Sleep induction which runs for 30 mins very low-frequency with the sound of the ocean washing over in the background. I will often fall asleep with that on.
I don’t know, whether it’s a coincidence or not, but I think listening to these beats every night has helped. My face has healed pretty quickly, I don’t know whether I have been ‘lucky’ (if you can call it that) not to have severe paralysis, or, has the beats been helping. For me, I like to think so.