In the spirit of transparency, which is what I strive for most with this blog, I have to tell you I am exhausted and a bit off-balance.
Just as the needs of those I serve are seemingly endless, so too are my own needs. The balance has somehow shifted in the past couple months to mine getting a bit less attention than others’.
Fortunately, I know I am tired. I know I the balance is off, and I have a plan to address it.
I have known it for a while, but was hoping my body would work with me until there was a bit of a break. Yesterday, my body made it quite clear that it would wait no longer. It has my full attention now.
I have not come this far, only to come this far, so whatever it takes to keep this roll going, I am planning to make happen.
Step One: Take time off if I need to take time off. And I will use it to recuperate.
Step Two: To finish out February and throughout March, I will consider my well-being and self-care needs before I consider anyone else’s.
Step Three: Repeat steps 1 and 2 as needed.
Self-care isn’t rocket science. I know what I need, and I need to meet those needs because I certainly know how. That doesn’t mean I cannot do things for others, it just means I need to take more time to fill my own tank better first. I started toward that end as I posted my last blog, but it wasn’t enough. Fortunately, I always have a plan B, C, etc. Generally, I need them!
There have been countless times in my life where I have tried to be everything to everyone. And countless times, I have fallen short of the mark because, well, it is simply not humanly possible to do so. I doubt anyone expects that of me, so it is time for me to let that expectation of myself go as well.
I don’t have to move at the speed of light to make magic happen. I have proven that time and again.
My action plan for this week was to post a blog. Action plan completed! Not to worry, I am ok and taking care of what I need to take care of, and everything will appear as it did before this post! 😉