The last few days I have been quietly fretting under the surface and trying to think about what I have to do to get my mojo back. Smile, make myself do all of the tasks I dislike the most, somehow just keep going. But as I keep reminding myself through my writings on this blog – sometimes you have to let go of doing and just be.
I have to stop forcing myself to do more. I have to stop resenting the time I have to sleep and appreciate the benefits of rest and sleep more. Most of all I have to stop holding myself to an unrealistic standard of how my home, children and body are supposed to be.
So for the next few days I am going to slow down. I am going to stop resisting how I feel. I am going to let myself feel jaded, tired and demotivated. I won’t wallow, but I am going to accept how I have been feeling for so many days, listen to my body and give it a little of what it wants.
I am going to trust that once I have accepted these feelings and treated my soul and body with some respect, they will lift and I will be ready to start taking care of the things that’s are important once more.
So over the next few days I am going to take better care of my diet and get some rest. I am going to spend some time with my best friend and some time with my little ones doing something easy and fun. I am going to try and wrangle some quiet time with hubby to just sit and talk and be in each other's company. I want to be calm enough for a few days that my prayers are slower and more thoughtful. Most importantly I am going to try and spend as much time as possible doing nothing and without feeling guilty about it.
I invite my hardworking, tired and overstretched sisters to do something fun or relaxing for themselves today – what do you do to unwind and how do you deal with feelings of burnout?