This morning, like many others, I found myself with an alarm clock going off before the sun was shining or even peaking out.
All I wanted was to stay under the covers and possibly drink some coffee in bed. Today, I had the luxury of cuddling with Maggie while the Husband got himself ready to leave before dawn. We do have days where as soon as my hair is dry, we are in the car and heading in to work. Once I get to work and get moving, generally working through lunch and giving it all I have. Once the day is over, it’s time to get home and heat something up for dinner, nothing too exciting but hopefully balanced. By 7:00 PM I am in pajamas and considering lights out around 9:00.
What you might notice is the lack of me time, fitness, or too much family time. I haven’t been prioritizing us very well. When I have a goal at work, that’s what gets in my head. I spend the evenings checking email and making sure that things are plugging away. I worry about getting things done and making sure that everyone is getting what they need from me. Most of the time, my workout goes by the wayside as does walking the dog. I am just too worn out to keep moving. We haven’t been making fun (and healthy) meals because we don’t feel creative when we get home.
I know that I can schedule and plan and spreadsheet out as much as I want but if I don’t want to do it, it’s probably not going to happen. So today, this changes. Even though I’m tired, I need to get up and go for a run or walk the dog. We need to stick to our menu plan so that we eat healthier (and less junk). And I need to make time to do what I want. When was the last time I read a book for fun? Or played a game? Or went on a bike ride? It’s time to focus a little bit inward.
How do you take care of yourself?