I need rest and relaxation, end. of. story.
If only it was that simple.
Recently Rod went to Vegas, that meant that I had almost three weeks of work, and although I still had to look after the kids all by myself, in my eyes it was rest.
Because I no longer had to juggle work / life. I could put the kids to bed each night, spend a little time tidying the house and preparing for the next day and I could relax.
I could crochet, I could blog, I could watch TV and I could go to bed at a reasonable hour.
This also meant that I woke up fresh, focused and organised.
Tick... tick... tick.
But now it is back to the ever consuming reality.
And rather than sit here and whinge about how hard it is, how I don't like it, I've already, some months ago made the decision to accept what is my life at this point in time and move forward.
But I'm burning out.
My hair is dry, my nails are brittle and my skin.... don't even get me started.
It's a vicious cycle this busy business. Do you find yourself saying, 'I've just got to get through ........ then I'll have time to catch up, then I'll have time to do something for myself, then I'll have time to rest'
But no sooner than that thing is over / achieved, something else just jumps right in it's place.
And thus my friend is life.
So how do we find rest and relaxation in amongst all of this chaos?
I actually don't have the answer to this one, funnily enough.
I will probably stop by all the other people linking up to the HLS Challenge for ideas.
But for now, my small change, my small commitment, will be to spend more time at home. Spring is almost in the air, some fresh sand in the sandpit, a tidy up of the cubby will inspire the kids and some time at home, catching up, resting, relaxing, all of that will inspire me.
So for now, that is all I've got, but that is all I need. Slowing down, not over committing, making the most of a free day, well until the festive season kicks in that is!
Got any free advice for me on this topic?
I'm all ears!