Don’t Worry, I Don’t Actually Need to Sleep
“I can work 50 hours a week, go to school three nights a week, plan Girl Scout meetings, make that girls weekend and still make quality time for my kids and my husband. I just need to skip sleeping and I got this…”
A False Reality
This was my reality a few years back and I often, found myself constantly telling people, I can do anything for [fill in the blank] days/weeks/etc. but could I?? I still find there are nights where I’m missing my pillow more than I’d like but what I’ve realized over the last few years is that I can’t do it all and I most certainly can’t do it all at the same time. Do you have a career that’s just starting off? Do you have young kids or a new spouse? Are you on the edge of graduating or just about to reach that goal you set for yourself? What if the answer to all those questions is yes at the same time? How do you decide what takes the forefront and what take takes the back burner?
They’re Not All Doing It
I’ve realized that at some point we need to step back and take inventory of the things that mean the most at whatever point we’re at in life. We need to realize that although others may seem to be doing it all, they’re probably not and if they are, they’re paying for it. I am guessing we all know a few people that would like to make us think they are perfect or they’re superheroes? I know I sure do and I know that over the years, I’ve seen a few of them fall apart. Would you rather look like you’ve got it together and spend your life trying to be happy or choose what already makes you happiest and make it the best you can?
Fixing the Broken Reality Meter
Being realistic in life commitments and knowing your limits are the key to reuniting with your pillow, I mean sanity. Here’s a link to an interesting blog about how to do this and some other helpful tips to avoiding overloading ourselves. https://timemanagementninja.com/2010/03/6-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-overload
Time for some self-maintenance because you got this…right?