Chit Chat: Feeling Spent
I am so over the glorification of being busy. Everyone is busy. I like being productive. I love the feeling that comes with putting forth effort and seeing the resulting accomplishments but I hate being busy and I take no pride in overextending myself with an overbooked calendar.
The last couple months have been particularly jammed packed and stressful for me. Work has been nonstop and refusing to slow down. Plus a side project that I have has also been piling it on, which I am thankful for (the extra income is really nice) but I am finding it harder and harder to meet the demands of everything and it is nearly impossible to fit everything on my calendar.
Last Friday when I made it home from work I was grumpy, irritated, and exhausted. I called this being spent because that is exactly how I was feeling. All my energy used up with nothing else to give.
Although I knew it would have been wise to use this weekend to schedule a few blog posts for this week, doing errands, cleaning my embarrassingly messy house, and getting a jump start on work for this weekend I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I felt like even I tried it would have been half-hearted attempts with subpar results. I have yet to even look at my inbox in days simply because I know it is going to be incredibly overwhelming.
This weekend I shutdown. I slept more than I have in months. During the times between naps I read and caught up on the shows on my DVR. That is it. I feel like I needed this weekend in order to make it through the next few weeks so I took it. I may regret not powering through more work in the upcoming days right now I know I made the right decision.
How do you handle feeling spent?
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