A couple of months ago, I lived what I called The Undisciplined Life. The reason for me living this life was due in large part to my addiction to technology. My phone to be more specific. You see, like most people, I am deeply attached to it. Whenever I feel bored, I pick it up to check google analytics, email, or dating apps.
After only 3 years of getting settled into her “dream” job, she found it increasingly difficult to address people’s humanity in 15 minute increments, running from room to room chronically 20 minutes late. There was no time to personally debrief after counseling her pre-teen patient about her cutting behaviour, jumping into the next appointment to tell a patient she had breast cancer, then holding a widow’s hand while being told how difficult the last 7 months have been after her husband died.
Looking back on it, it’s not like I was actually trying to stop getting drunk all the time in those days. I was excelling at my day job, making money, and saving money. So I got drunk a lot with my friends, whatever. It was Baltimore, everyone did.
If we aren’t where we want to be with our money, there’s no knight in shining armor coming to save us. We have to wake up, take responsibility for our actions, and get control of our finances and our lives.
This is one of those situations we’re dealt with in life that requires changes – and paying attention to a lot of stuff we never wanted to pay attention to. Like eating right, exercising, taking appropriate meds, and monitoring and adjusting. It’s a lifestyle change.