Have you ever felt so completely and totally overwhelmed that you just shut down? That is what happened to me. November and December were a blur. The holidays were insane and then, I got sick like, ON Christmas Day. For three days, I slept. I had things due, stuff to research…but I just couldn’t stay alert long enough to focus.
On top of that, my daughter was home from school for THREE WEEKS (LAUSD- what are you thinking?). I love her, but, when mama works from home and my five year old is “so boreeeeeeeeeeeeeed”, I spend all day either trying to play with her and failing miserably, not playing with her and begging her every 5-10 minutes to “let me do just this one thing”. Then once the man got home, we had to discuss bills, food, schedules, and of course, spend time with each other to kinda mellow the insanity.
…and then I went to a tech conference. I was gone for 2 nights, and both nights (and days) I felt the exhaustion in my body from just everything. And even though I was in Las Vegas (woo!), I would get to the room and fall asleep at like 10pm. IN VEGAS. Just call me grandma.
We spend so much time being “on” as women, moms, friends, sisters, daughters…etc.. that we forget that we need to decompress too. I took a break. Unplanned and probably at the worst time but I needed to be “off”. It worked though. Today, I was so antsy to get back to my routine.. to get back to ME. I even took a meeting…and I have plans. So many plans.
But first…When’s the last time you were “off”?