Sometimes you just have to take a day off.
As women, we tend to take on more and more to the point of exhaustion or explosion. I knew I had reached my limit the day that I had gotten sick, reached complete exhaustion and exploded at my husband because the house was dirty. I had worked 10 days straight which included one work trip across the country and three 10-hour all day meetings back-to-back. I tried to tell myself that it was more important that I had a close relationship with my husband and children than the house being clean and in order. Logically, this is very true but my crazy woman emotions wouldn’t allow for this sort of rational thinking any longer. So, yes, I exploded. The result…a big fight, but ultimately a clean house and a day off. My husband and I both realized that the house had gotten out of control and I realized that I needed a break.
My day typically starts at 5:30 am and ends with me crashing at 11 pm. With carpool, a full-time job, multiple after school activities, workouts, volunteering commitments, dinner, cleaning, etc., I don’t really get any down time. I’m beginning to force myself to say the word “NO”, take time off, relax more, and exercise less (I’m quite obsessive). This is an area of my life that needs a lot of work. I don’t have the answers, but I’m trying to take steps in a good direction. I can’t be helpful to anyone if I have nothing left to give.
You have to slow down and enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize that they were the big things. I’m learning to not rush through life; to live for today because today is all that we are guaranteed.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34