HONEY 02 | Being Tired
We find ourselves in the midst of a super busy season and from what we've heard, we're not the only ones. How do you you handle work, family, friends, health and still manage to do something for yourself so you don't go crazy (spoiler alert : the answer does not lie in this blog post)? Last week was rough; no matter how many schedules or routines or checkpoints we have in place, a breakdown is sometimes inevitable and all of the sudden you find yourself crying into your supper. And I feel so blessed because currently it's a "problem" of loving every aspect of my life right now and wanting to be 100% involved in each part. Even when all the busy is good, it can become overwhelming; I've found it helpful to remember the following:
Have something to look forward to. Keep in mind that this is a season and it will soon slow down and the crazy will dwindle. We're planning a weekend away -- when or where we have no idea but the simple fact that I know it will happen in the next two months helps keep me going.
This is where surrounding yourself with fabulous people is so important; folks who will listen and to whom you feel safe enough to say "I'm so worn out." Friends that love you enough to tell you to slow down, to lovingly remind you of where your priorities should be, that pray for you before you even ask. People that understand when you say "no" and from whom you're comfortable asking for help. Whipping on a happy face and pretending things are okay will only make the breaking point worse. Be gracious.Be empathetic. Be kind. Remember that everyone is likely dealing with their own juggling act.
Be completely where you are. My Benny encouraged me in this (that night my supper was getting tear-soaked). When you're working, work and want to. When you're at home, be at home and cherish it. Simple words but just the reminder I needed -- to be completely present. And so I work efficiently and schedule things intentionally. I hold my baby girl as much as I can and I let the dishes sit a little bit longer.
We are blessed to have work that we enjoy. We are blessed to be surrounded by so many loving people. Cherish those things, take a deep breath and press on during this busy season, friends.