Well things have been a bit topsy turvy out my way this week.
I started out with a bang. Eating my frog and blitzing in to what was looking to be a very productive and focussed week.
I am finding my new blog passion has come with some big distractions, named Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Reigning in all day browsing, and dedicating blocks of time to these cheeky diversions has helped improve my effectiveness, meaning, less late, late nights and rushed meals for the family.
I was out of the blocks early with my VITAL to dos and feeling okay with my playtime on social media.
Then Wednesday hit and I was wobbly, on the inside. I was hit with a yucky tummy bug that left me fatigued, cranky and things I will not mention. Needless to say productivity declined rapidly.
I am B E H I N D !!!!!!!!
Behind What is a great question? I am my own toughest critic, meanest boss and relentless slave driver. Behind, behind ,behind in where I planned to be this week.
This is when tend to hit panic and the result is never pretty
- I over do things and prolong my illness
- I rush to get it all done and produce work I am not proud of…..more things to beat myself up with
- I rant and rave at those close to me
- I cry, and cry and cry because I want to rest and rest and rest
- I become resentful
I can try a new approach. Learn from my past, be kind to myself…..yes you can do this…… and re schedule a few tasks……you can do this too, apparently.
The prettier result
- I sleep
- I read
- I lay on the couch
- I get well soon
- I hug and cuddle my loved ones as I rest…..that sounds good
I am going to give myself more time to get it all done and build some rest into my day until I recuperate fully.
I strongly believe this is an important skill I need to develop more fully.
Self care….Let’s see how I go.
Do you find it hard to rest even when you know you should? Share your tips….I could use them.
PS. This blog post wasn’t scheduled but I could not resist. Old habits do die hard. Now what was that I said about rest.