About a year ago as I showed up for my oncology and surgical checkups and noticed my blood pressure inching it’s way higher. When we had a mandatory wellness check at work my blood pressure was extremely high and they sent me to my doctor. My ticker was good but bp wasn’t. That explained the headaches too. I’ve taken some steps to bring that bp down.
I’m sure weight was sone to do with it but stress from the last three years (personally and physically) is also a major culprit. One thing I am trying to make a habit of is doing is create each day which seems to really relax me. I had participated in a Sketchbook project and enjoyed it so much that I bought myself a little moleskine book. It’s tiny and easily portable. I’m only using colored pencils for this particular sketchbook and basically drawing what comes to mind or on my heart. My blood pressure with meds and some other steps is better under control. Id like to think part of the solution has been art. A sketch a day helps keep the stress away.
I want to encourage you . . . if you’re a scrapbooker, artist, knitter, seamstress . . . whatever your medium . . . please find time for it and for you. There are health benefits.
Here are some peeks of my sketchbook. I’ll be sharing the journey as I go along.