Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, again?

My weekend was filled with travel and some fierce napping on Sunday. Does 4 hours still qualify as a nap?  Yes, that's correct. Two (2!) 4-hour naps on Sunday. And still asleep by 9:30 last night.

I am almost certain this had to do with (successfully) keeping up with a 19-year-old all summer and teaching 5 (FIVE!) classes in less than 48 hours last week. It also could have had to do with the 3:00/4:30/3:30 wake up calls on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, respectively.

It was the was the 4th time since June 1 I've done that. No more. I've made a pact with myself. No more Ms. Yes-Woman.

And I am one of the Ultimate "yes" women out there. I can't say no. Not because I don't want to let the other person down, but because I crave being busy. I hate sitting still. There are worse things I could be addicted to.

But what is this addiction costing me? I'm starting to feel run down. I spend at least one weekend day "catching up" on sleep. My to-do list is never empty. I am rarely ever home, and when I am cleaning or doing chores. Sometimes I'll catch an hour of TV before hitting the sack at 8:30. It's a vicious cycle and I am ready to get out of it.

Step 1: Admitting you have a problem.

I'll let you know what other steps I am taking as I progress.

In the meantime, I did spot this awesome photo on Instagram earlier today, and it captured my Monday perfectly and wanted to share.


If you aren't following Megan Hess on Instagram, you might want to be. She does some amazing artwork, and it usually inspires a smile and has a lasting impression. Just do a quick Pinterest search to check her coffee drawings out.








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