Well it turned out to be an interesting Monday. I was doing my normal routine of seeing clients. For those that do not know me, I am a Clinical Case Manger in the Mental Health field. I conduct services in-home such as family counseling, individual counseling, parenting, anger management, domestic violence counseling and substance abuse counseling/education.
Ok, so back to the story…
Today was a typical day of going into the field. I was in my client’s home concluding services by reviewing different topics. I notice her mother putting the closet door back on the door frame. Her mother walked away from the door and in a second the door was landing on the left side of my head/face. After the mother apologized several times, I continued the session with a splitting headache. Once concluding the session, I got in my car to assess the damage. I was bleeding from a cut and a bruise was present. I alerted my sister, supervisor, and a couple of friends. They agreed that I should go to the doctor. Of course I did not want to go and was accused of acting stubborn like my father. So without my sister putting me in headlock, I was able to get a doctor’s appointment within a couple of hours. I had begun asking the Disney fairies to not let the outcome be serious enough for me not to go on my Disney World trip this week.
I informed my doctor I had not passed out, experienced confusion, or vomited. After a couple of tests where I had to follow a light with my eyes and have my ears checked for blood, my doctor stated I did not appear to have a concussion. However, my doctor did not want me to spend the night alone. So I am having a mini sleepover with my sister and her family.
I leave for Walt Disney World on Thursday 6/21. If I had a concussion, I would have been told I could not drive. That would have had me in tears but I would have overlooked that, hired a driver and headed south to Orlando. With the good news that I just have a superficial wound with bruising, headache that may be around for a while and the possibility of a black eye in the morning, I WILL be in Walt Disney World on Thursday. I will make sure I carry alot of pain medication and Band-Aids to hide the bruise if it starts looking too bad.
The term balance can have so many meanings. It is important to maintain balance for our emotional well-being. A good example is balance between work and play. At times being able to maintain balance can be hard depending upon circumstances and situations.
I will admit my balance has been off lately due to work, my father being sick, and the many “to-do-lists” I have created. There is not time for me to just sit and relax. No, let me be honest. I can sit and attempt to relax. My mind continues to run thus creating anxiety. At some point we all have experienced not being in balance. It is important on how you maintain balance as well as retaining it when chaos appears.
Here we are at paragraph three and you are probably wondering how this ties into Disney. For me going to Disney helps restore my balance. The real world is left behind with the emails, phone calls, and clients’ crises. Being in the parks and taking in the sights at a slow pace revitalizes me. I get ideas for certain projects I want to pursue due to having a clear head. On solo trips to the parks, I enjoy my resort more by staying in the room getting a good night’s sleep or walking around getting exercise.
I can not say it enough how balance is importance to our emotional health and physical health. Most of the time, my balance is restored or given extra pixie dust by visiting Disney World. Is your balance restored or given a positive boost while experiencing something Disney related such as going to a Disney park, attending a Disney related meet up or even blogging? I would love to hear how Disney affects your balance.