I might have overdone it.
I might have been so excited by everyone going back to school, and all the things that I was going to do now that that happened, that I might have gone a little crazy.
Exercise routine – check
Writing schedule – check
Plan a new book – check
Be aware of where my children are at and how they are coping – check
Be a Super Hero – check
Do some swimming at the lake every day after school with the kids – check
Enjoy the heat, and get out in the sun daily – check
Get up at 5.30am to fit it all in – check
And it goes on and on, but it’s only Thursday, and actually I rolled out of bed and I was tired. My exercise app on my phone told me that it was time to have a rest day – haha – but okay I get it. Rest day on the exercise thing. But since I was up anyway, I wasn’t going to go back to bed, so I read the highlights on the news feed, and the newspaper, and then feel bad that I’m wasting my quiet, morning, get-some-stuff-done time, that I’m now knocking out some writing.
It makes me think about when we start overdoing things though. It creeps in because we are so excited, and we have plans and goals, and say “Yes” to everything. Not because we feel forced to always, but because it’ll be fun, it’ll be a good habit to start, because we want to. But all in ‘gung-ho’ is as destructive as not doing anything. Finding the balance is the key.
Balance isn’t a magical static place though, it’s like walking along a balancing beam.
Balance leans one way, then rights itself and leans the other a little bit, before we right ourselves to a place of balance, then we try to walk a bit in a direction, and we find a little bit of wobble, or some more leaning. Life is a little like that, we don’t ever stay perfectly in the perfect place of balance. A little bit of wobble helps us regain our balance, and if we fall off a balancing beam we just get straight back up.
So, yes, I’m feeling a little tired this morning. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to run away and hide under my covers though. It doesn’t mean that all my ideas and plans were wrong, I just need to adjust to the extra load a bit, and carry on with a smile on my face.
We forget that just because we were excited about the kids going back to school, and life heading back to a routine, that we too have to adjust to the new ‘normal’ – not just the kids. Tiredness is a part of that – finding our balance in the routine is a part of that.
Enjoy the last couple of days of the week, and book in some downtime for the upcoming weekend xx.