Its crazy how busy life is and how quickly time seems to fly by when you are busy.
I would say that I’m going through the busiest and most stressful time in my life.
My husband and I embarked on a full house build around 3 years ago. I think most people have the ‘I want to build my own house’ dream and we have been lucky enough to have made that dream a reality. However, it certainly hasn’t been plain sailing and this ‘end part’ has been the busiest yet.
I haven’t yet mentioned that we have been doing all of this whilst both working full time in managerial roles and as parents to very lively five year old twin girls.
The twins are now on their summer holidays and we are both still working and due to move into the ‘dream house’ in 2 weeks and I’m just too busy being busy.
So what’s happening to all the other stuff whilst this is all occurring? My hours of sleep have dramatically reduced, my husband well knows that me and sleep deprivation don’t mix, referring to me as Medusa when I am tired. We are currently living back in the countryside with my mother-in-law in these final weeks which is the perfect excuse to go for a run, but I just can’t fit it in and I had a text reminder through that I’m due a dental examination, but I just can’t fit it all in.
So what is taking a backseat? My general health and wellbeing.
Fortunately, I can see light at the end of the tunnel, we will be in the dream house in around 2 weeks and in 3 weeks I am on annual leave, so I can finally get back on track.
We all have busy periods in life, some last longer than others, it’s abnormal not be busy these days.
If you look up the meaning of the word ‘busy’ synonyms include occupied, crowded, hectic and tiring – all pretty negative words, if you are asked to describe a piece of artwork and were to say it looks a little busy, it means you think there is far too much going on. Would you say that these words are an accurate description of how your feeling right now? Are you constantly hectic?
What are you sacrificing? Is a dental appointment one of those things?
For many, going to the dentist is at the bottom of their to do list – be it fear of finding out about their failing dental health, not feeling they need to or that ‘it can wait’.
We send text/email/letter reminders to our patients when they are due for their dental examinations or hygienist visits or when they haven’t returned for some outstanding treatment.
If you want to maintain a pain free and problem free mouth, then it is important to regularly see the dentist so that he/she can catch a problem before it develops. Tartar can cause gum disease if it is left too long so it is important to regularly see the hygienist. If you are delaying a treatment appointment because you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule then don’t delay as it may become painful – we can all find time when something becomes painful but by that time, its become a bigger problem.
We all need to stop being too busy and take some time out for our own general health and wellbeing. I’m not going to wait until I’m ‘less busy’ before I book my dental appointment, I’m going to book myself in for the next available slot.
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