I don’t tend to get too personal here on Squirrelly Minds. I ran a personal blog for several years that acted as an online diary and by the end I vowed not to again.
But sometimes a girl has just gotta let it all out.
Do you ever feel like you’re taking on more than you want to, and you have so much to do that you somehow feel you’re at a stand still? Your life is no longer your own. When you get home you’re consumed with exhaustion and that looming pile of chores. You can’t do those little things you love like read (I’m still trying to get through October’s Real Simple) or draw or craft. And then when you do have the time you’re so tired that all you want to do is lie on the couch and ignore the world outside your walls.
That’s how I’ve been feeling this last month (yup, exhausted and stressed. At least I recognize the signs thanks to these handy infographics!). Between my full time job working 50+ hours a week (report card season) and the several more hours spent blogging on weekends and evenings (which I love, don’t get me wrong) along with other weeknight and weekend commitments (currently helping my parents renovate their rental property) I have very little time or energy for me. (This is all why I haven’t been as active visiting all your lovely blogs, I’m thinking of you all!).
And no, I’m not venting just for the purpose of whining (although it’s great to have this space as a cheaper version of a psychiatrist) but rather to ask for advice.
I know so many of you out there do so much more. You work full time, perhaps you also blog if that’s not already your occupation, you’re a wife (or husband), you have nightly spin class or whatever else, and above all, perhaps you have kids. I could not imagine trying to juggle everything going on in my own life along with having children to take care of. I am truly in awe of all working parents.
How, with your busy life, do you manage to find time and energy to do something just for you?
Maybe I should try acupuncture again. If I can find the time and energy ;P