A few weeks ago, I realized I’d landed in a horrible rut. I was sleep-deprived.
For months I’d put my well-being on hold and worked ’round the clock writing, revising, editing—you name it.
Since I have a very strong drive, a diligent work ethic, and the desire to meet specific goals, I’ve sacrificed downtime—including sleep.
Why then so busy?
Well—I have a lot of irons in the fire.
I read. I write. I blog.
I’m a wife, a mom, and a daughter.
There are church activities, and until recently, school activities.
With several projects and responsibilities vying for my attention, I’ve multi-tasked and juggled, convinced I could accomplish all of it because of my get ‘er done attitude.
But as I’ve said before, I’m not Superwoman. I don’t keep up with the Dynamic Dans and Super Sallys of the world. I don’t have agendas. I refuse to do something just for the sake of doing it.
My biggest competitor is me.
I’ve never wanted to do it all, be all, or have it all just because today’s world prompts that ridiculous mindset.
My reasons to soldier on despite exhaustion indicators have more to do with past experiences and personal life goals than anything else.
Still—downtime and rest are necessary components to leading happy, healthy, productive lives. (See Michael Hyatt’s thoughts about getting proper rest. #6 is what I’ve committed to doing more. Also check out his great post about naps. Made a believer out of me! I would love to include a power nap in my day.)
- Health problems
- Sense of well-being
- Positive energy
- Renewed productivity
- Good health
In light of this, I’ve decided to pare down some of my usual busyness this week.
I’m taking a mini-break from blogging until Friday.
See you then!
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