I don't know about you but as I get older it just gets harder to self-regulate my body temperature. I've not been quite myself the last couple weeks in this super hot weather. I've been doing the:
It's going okay, and by okay I mean the cats and my husband give me a little more space and the meal prep has decreased in time. I hit my limit with the unrelenting heat and just cleared a weekend of shows because I was pretty sure I might catch on fire under that tent. Really pretty sure. I've rested. I've watched Netflix. I've done almost nothing. Really nothing. (well I did start cooking dinner and check email but limited productivity) I reevaluated my need to be productive and the cost to my health and wellbeing. I see the lesson in the changes that come with age, seasons, and the growth of my business. Taking time to self care isn't always massage and a nap, sometimes it's annoying and uncomfortable--maybe even not very pretty, but the reward can be just as great. I slowed down had a beautiful weekend. I was able to identify some areas in myself and my business that need attention---umm and my house. The thing about being productive is you can get a false sense of accomplishment but lets face it dinner isn't going to fix itself and how successful are you when you're too tired to eat. I had to face this and adjust. It was courageous of me to confront myself about my schedule and limits, but it took a bit of work to get there.
Next time you feel yourself pushed to your edge at work, home, emotionally, wherever remember taking self-care time isn't always about rest. Sometimes it's about changing your perspective (for me working inside), having a mental health day off, or facing an uncomfortable conversation. Be Courageous with yourself and allow yourself the vulnerability of clearing the day or addressing a relationship. I'm glad I let myself take a couple days to regroup, refocus, and have a good look at myself.
PS part of that taking a beat is not obsessing if my blog is perfect!!!!!!!
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