Why is it always the way that you don’t realise how close you are to burning out until it’s too late?
After working 16-18 hour days for the past few weeks, balancing freelancing, uni work, nannying, and blogging, plus Barry’s hell week – I mentioned to my flatmate that I couldn’t remember the last time I just sat on the sofa and relaxed. I couldn’t remember the last time I was home without working or sleeping.
And as if karma could hear me, I was struck with the stomach virus that is going around that night.
Cue a very disrupted night, a lot of 5am emails cancelling everything I had that day, and a full day of bed/sofa/bed and not an ounce of work.
Yesterday was not too different, luckily I was able to leave the house for a few hours to attend the Saucony Stride Lab, and get my hair cut. Other than that, I was napping, relaxing, or trying to eat some soup/smoothie.
Life has a way of slowing you down when you need it.
I would not have given myself a full day off on Tuesday without the stomach virus where I literally couldn’t do anything.
It was a reminder that you need to schedule in down time from work, training, and even from your social life sometimes. It’s important to rest, relax, recover.
I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like recently (or putting as much focus on my social media) but I’m just doing the best I can with the time and commitments that I have.
And that’s all we really can do.
So give yourself a break, both mentally and physically this weekend. Be kind to yourself and know that you’re doing the best job you can! X