I think I have been on adrenaline for several months. I have certainly been on adrenaline the last few weeks. I attended a graduation on the east coast in May. The following day, I attended a graduation on the west coast. Today, the tiredness of the school year and the chaos of my life visited me. I found myself so exhausted that I thought of going to bed at least four or five times today.
Last year, I wrote a blog post called, “Hung Over Again” (http://www.sisterintheshadow.com/hung-over-again/). The year prior I wrote a post called, “Hung Over.” Every year I recognize my inability to perfectly balance work and life. Despite my awareness, I find myself living out the old adage that “history repeats itself.”
I woke this morning and changed my routine. Instead of writing, I went for a long walk, ate breakfast, answered a few emails, saw a matinee, and met a friend for lunch. Tomorrow I will get up before the rest of the house and do more writing. Tonight I will give in to the call to slumber that will fuel my spirit and body for another week. I don’t always do a good job of listening to my body. I tend to force it to do more than I should. I hope that you will find time today and tomorrow to listen to your body and let it guide you to make healthier decisions.