Saturday, October 17, 2009

I'm Tired





Yeah, I'm beat. I normally feel like a pretty positive and energetic person, by no means peppy or hyper but just able to get done what I need to and usually enjoy myself as I do it. But I think I've hit my limit over the last few weeks. Lots of family stuff, work is busy, too many jewelry shows and jewelry projects, and I think it's the combination of work, weekend shows (the time when I usually recharge) and the emotional family health stuff that's really taking it out of me. And of course, stupidly, the first thing I let slide with everything else going on is diet and exercise. So instead of treating my body with extra care during all the stress, I treat it like it's still 20 years old. Yeah, I'm 34 and I don't bounce back quite like I used to. So this week, another busy busy one, I'm going to prioritize and put the health bit back on top. I need to, I really need to. And for some reason I feel like a weakling for being tired. Other people seem to be able to handle a lot of stress and chaos, certainly a hell of a lot better than I do. But again, comparing myself to other people, probably not helping me feel better. Why do we, women especially, treat ourselves so poorly sometimes? Why do I let the voice in my own head talk to me so cruelly sometimes, when I would never speak that way to a friend? Why don't I take my own good advice? Ok, I'm going to bed, and I'm sleeping in tomorrow. Wuss.

4 comments:

bethany actually said...

Oh man, I saw you TWICE and never even asked you how that family member was doing. Bad friend, yikes. I'm glad you're re-prioritizing so that you get some time to recharge into your schedule! I'm a big believer in that. :-)

Bravely Obey said...

Well, it's not like you haven't had your own hands full lately! That doesn't make you a bad friend. Hope you guys are feeling better and get home soon. It's been great to see you so much in the last couple of months.

Anonymous said...

Take it from someone who has learned the hard way - your health IS the most important thing, without it everything else falls apart. I always go back to the idea that when a plane is low on oxygen you are instructed to put the mask on yourself and not others first, so that you can be there to care for others later. Kassie, it's time to put YOUR mask on! M-I-L

Katrina said...

I do the same thing too. What is up with that? Hang in there. If you need anything let me know!