I’m wondering if it’s the same for you.
Perhaps if your number when you wake up is 1 (you only helped your caree to the bathroom once during the night), then you feel like your day is off to a good start. Maybe if your caree’s numbers (sugar, blood pressure) seem normal, you sigh in relief and think, “We’re okay right now.” And, if the doctor’s office calls you back after you’ve only left 2 messages, you feel like you’ve won.
And, perhaps, if you feel you’ve only swore 3 times in a day, you’re doing great.
So, I’d love to know: What number(s) do you obsess about? What’s the number (and what does it relate to) which seems to determine the fate of your day?
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