WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE FEELS OVERWHELMING
Monday, June 28, 2010
Lately I have felt that my life is running out of control. It feels like I have to push 24 hours of things that have to get done into 6 hours and I just can't keep up with the pace. So tonight I just sad down and grabbed the laptop and logged on to read emails. One of the first ones I read was from Spark about deep breathing. So I just sat and did about 3 minutes of slow, controlled, deep breathing, and I feel so much better.
Now that doesn't mean that I am not feeling stressed, but all of a sudden I had a realization that I have been running running running for over 2 weeks now and I have not taken much time to make me and my healthy life a priority. I have been doing a lot of emotional eating and then suddenly stopping and realizing what I am doing. I have done spurts of over exercising and working too hard on housework, to complete comatose laziness (not really lazy, just too worn out to move)
My Dad is still in the hospital, but he is improving daily. Today, I told him I was so tired I could just climb in the bed next to his and sleep for about a week. But of course, this week is going to be even more hectic than last week with my daughter arriving from VA and starting her 2 weeks of vacation, family party next Sat, and the people at work taking time off. So I suspect I will be running on empty for at least another 3 weeks. What I am going to do is try to keep my exercising and healthy eating my number 1 priority and get more sleep. If I can remember to do these 3 things, and drink more water, I think by August life should start to slow down.