I fell off the wagon last week, I literally dropped like a bag of lead. Last Wednesday I was feeling a bit off, nothing in particular, just off. By Thursday it hit me I had a sore throat, my chest ached & I was so incredibly tired. Friday I laid around all day, & managed to get Hudson picked up & dropped off at kinder. Bonus!!
I am quite confident I know what it was, burnout.....Burning the candle at both ends.
I am a repeat offender of this, it happens yearly to me. Every year I promise to not allow it to happen, but it does. Like all mums we take on too much, not on purpose it just happens. The life of a busy mum with very active kids, working my dream job, looking after the house, & fitting in my exercise & other odds & bobs eventually can take it's toll. I am a bit of a perfectionist & I do like to keep busy. I have trouble saying no, as I want to live the fullest life possible, not just for myself but the kids.
I could sit here & say it's too much, but I won't it's just not my style. I think I just need to manage the situation a little better, maybe a bit more sleep could definitely help out a little. Not only will it help, it may also reduce some of my tired & grumpy days!
Doing it all with the kids in tow will always be a challenge & every week my routine changes a little, but I am always trying & thinking of new ways to complete things quicker than I did last time.
The only way to stop burnout is to clone myself, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon, so I must soldier on.
I am just REALLY glad to be feeling better, being unwell is such a time waster. I tell you I am not looking forward to the catch up.
Such is life, onwards & upawards.....I hope it was a great Monday.