31 Days

It’s Time to Slow Down & Listen (#write31days – Day 27)

I can feel it: exhaustion due to busyness. It’s the tipping point between being productive and overextending myself.

I had come to a new rhythm at work and in life that was moving along very well. But as I experienced a big event yesterday and looked ahead today to another full week of being scheduled, I knew I was in trouble.

Today, it’s time to slow down. Even if my work schedule is full and there is much cleaning, packing and tasks to complete at home, it’s still important to listen to what my body and mind are telling me. Nothing is more important than being fully rested in order to get through each day. Wearing myself down is not worth getting sick as the weather continues to cool down.

This is the first time in a long time that I have caught myself before it gets out of control. How inclined are we to do this for ourselves?

It is a disservice if I continue at the rapid pace and struggle through days of important meetings and valuable relationships being built. It’s a disservice if I place the needs of lesser tasks in place of taking care of myself and resting when I need the rest. We are getting ready to run a half marathon in a week and a half and my body is telling me to slow down.

I am going to list what I need to do to help keep me accountable…

  1. Seeking God’s guidance to slow down and let go of control
  2. Going to bed when I am tired and not staying up staring at the TV, computer or phone
  3. 3 healthy meals a day & vitamins
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Letting go or moving things down on my list at work that don’t have priority
  6. Making a list of home chores and tasks and marking them off one at a time

I better listen, for the sake of my health and peace of mind.

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