Self Care

self care

I sat down with a cup of tea to decide what to write about tonight.  My head is throbbing and my eyes are stinging.  I know it’s because I’m tired.  I know it’s because I go to bed between midnight and 1am most nights and my alarm goes off at 6:30am.  Working during the day and in to the night is just what we seem to do.

We’re all pretty tired at this time of year.  Work is busy.  The kids have a lot of end of year things on and so do we (though my kids usually have a better social life than me).  We worry about paying for Christmas presents and the expenses of starting a child at high school next year.  The weather is getting warmer and it’d be so nice to be able to get outside more and enjoy it.  Even the temperature as I hang washing out at midnight is nice.

It seems we don’t ever do just one thing at a time anymore.  If I’m sitting down to type reports it’s while listening to a podcast.  I can’t remember the last time I watched something on tv unless I was also ironing, folding clothes or washing dishes.  Even speaking on the phone involves headphones so I can walk around and do other things at the same time.

There was a time, well most of my life actually, where I would simply not allow myself to have a rest.  There was always something to be done.  Resting would be lazy and how could I go to bed with dirty dishes on the sink?  Someone I really admire who taught me a lot once told me that I am not a human doing I am a human being and sometimes just being is what I need to be!

Tonight I am not going to write about any other health topic.  I am going to bed!  It’s earlier than 10pm and there is work I was going to do tonight and I haven’t washed the frying pan (but it really does need to soak).  The work will be there tomorrow night and the pan really will be easier to wash tomorrow.

Oh and I could spend all day Saturday catching up on reports and housework but I am spending some of my day at the beach just being!

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