It’s the second rainy day this week here in NYC, and it’s making me want to put on my fuzzy socks and sweatshirt and get all cozy in bed.
Problem is, I got rid of my only sweatshirt in my latest closet reorg and never replaced it with one that didn’t look like it had been through a war zone. (I just can’t be stopped when it comes to purging clothes!)
Still, I’d love be under the covers with some delicious caramel tea at my bedside, surrounded by all the important things – my phone, books,magazines, remote controls (universal my ass), and Tommy, of course.
What would probably happen, though, is that I’d turn on “Parenthood”
and before my first sob session, I’d fall asleep. (If you can watch that
show and not cry, please send me some tips!)
I’m tired. I have to admit that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew lately, and it’s taking a toll.
You ever get that way? You do everything you think you need to be doing and wind up drained and depleted, with nothing left to give?
You push yourself because you “have to” get it done, or because you “need” to figure it out, but you accomplish nothing, because you can’t function properly or think clearly?!
It’s like the only thing that does happen is that you grow more and more frustrated and cranky. Please tell me I’m not alone!
I’ve certainly been there, and as tough as it was for me to slow down and eventually stop, I had to, just like I’m doing now.
What do you do when you’re driving along and notice your gas tank is on E? Do you keep driving until you stall out before reaching your destination?
No! You probably pull over at the next rest stop to refuel!
We humans are like cars. We can’t run on empty.
(And, if you think you’re the exception, just watch what happens when you don’t take some time out. The universe has a funny way of making you stop.)
You may not be able to play hooky and go back to bed for the day, but there are other ways to slow down and replenish your energy.
Look at your to-do list. What really has to get done?
If your list is full of things that won’t benefit you in some immediate way, then set aside those “should do’s” and reprioritize, with you at the top of that list.
You may think you’re setting yourself up for failure, but I’m telling you, it’ll be the opposite.
A well-rested you means you’ll be more conscious, mindful, and in a better overall mood, and that won’t just benefit you!
And when you’re in a more rested state of being, everything you want to do will suddenly get done in a calmer, smoother way. It will. Trust me.
Willing to test this out? If so, what will you do? If you want to, but need some help getting started, please reach out.
And, if you’ve put this principle into practice and seen a difference, share your story in the comments and inspire someone!
I look forward to hearing from you.
If you liked this, chances are someone you know might too! Please feel free to spread The Buzz. I’d “bee” ever so grateful!
Until next time…
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