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A Rough Week

Sunday, February 25, 2018

This week was a nightmare, but really it has been a rough month. Work is chaotic, I'm behind in school work, I'm stressed and I can't seem to get motivated. I feel like a failure all of the way around. Friday I came home from work and worked on a document that I had to have in to our clinical director by today. I finally put it away at 10:30 and went to bed. I was back up at 2:30 and worked for five hours until I had to leave for a car maintenance appointment. While we waited on my car, I vented to my husband. After lunch I realized that I was just done. I was so tired and my stress level was so high that I wasn't going to get anything accomplished. I truly just wanted to quit my job and grad school so I didn't have to deal with the stress. Of course that is not the answer. So I decided to give myself the rest of the day off. I took a three hour nap, watched television and then went back to bed and read a book for an hour before falling asleep at 10:30. Things looked better this morning.

I know that I need to take care of myself. I know that I need to take time for myself, I need to do things that I enjoy and that I have to stop being so hard on myself. I also know that when I exercise I feel better, have more focus and am more motivated. It is just so hard to allow myself the time that it takes to do these things. However, I got up this morning and spent some time making an exercise schedule for the next two months. I have worked on homework and plan to go for a run when it warms up a little bit. Today I am going to reboot. I am going to continue to work hard and do everything I can to be successful, but I am also going to focus on myself. I am going to do what I need to do to get healthy. I am going to listen to my body and take breaks when I need to, and I am going to allow myself mental health breaks so I can recharge.
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    Hope this week is going better for you!
    1168 days ago
    Now find an exercise that connects you body, mind, and spirit, so they flow as one. It is your seat of power. For me, that exercise is reformer Pilates. Do your exercise practice daily, all success will fan out from there. Use Exercise as your anchor
    1170 days ago
    I get you, because I am you, a woman that is driven, has a lot on her plate, everything converging, everything due at once. Step back and see that you created this because this is your future and you want this. It is by design.
    1170 days ago
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