How many of you put off doctor’s appointments and other important items on your personal to-do list because you are just “too busy?” I’m certainly guilty of it, more times than I’d like to admit. I have a list of personal to-do items several pages long that I never seem to quite get to because of work commitments and a laundry list of other excuses if I’m being perfectly honest. I often tell myself, “There are just never enough hours in the day,” and while that’s true, it’s not like there’s suddenly going to be a cure for that.
Here’s the thing – everyone is busy, and that’s not going to change. There’s never a good time for anything. So we must make time for the things that are important. Like doctor’s appointments, especially a mammogram and annual checkups, going to our kids’ dance recitals and visiting elderly family members (in this case before it’s too late).
The photo I’m sharing is of me is right before I got my mammogram today. I am breaking one of my own rules about sharing personal photos here, but it’s to demonstrate that when it comes to something like a mammogram (given my family history of breast cancer andthe fact that my mom passed away not too long ago from another cancer, Multiple Myeloma), I don’t mess around when it comes to stuff like this no matter how busy I am.
Life is inconvenient sometimes and everything seems to take more time than you think it will. Just accept it and get on with your day – it will be okay and those around you will understand that you sometimes need to leave early or come in late to go to a doctor’s appointment because guess what? They do too! Here’s what you do – be a superstar on most days during the week (and in general) so that when you need a little time off for something like this, you’ve built up the trust equity with your company and your boss to be OOO.
Every single one of us regardless of our job title or industry, can say that we are super busy at any point of the day, but no one is too busy to make time for the things that are really important to them. It’s about balance, and we all need to get better about finding it. That being said, if something has to give, don’t ever procrastinate with anything related to your health. In some cases, early detection through a screening can make all of the difference. Remember that your work will always be there waiting for you to return. Take the time for your health too. Okay that’s the end of my PSA (for today at least)!❤️.