Last week, I had what I thought was a great week. I managed to cook dinner for my family most nights, I finally arrived at peace with a course that I am trying to write (and managed to draft out two modules), and I blogged every day, including a day on which I wasn’t planning to blog because I thought that Thursday was Friday.
And then the weekend arrived. When the weekend arrived, my energy left.
I like to post at least one post of a weekend. That’s what is in my plan – Mon, Wed, Fri, the weekend, and a Talkback Tuesday post on Tuesdays. On the weekend just gone, I could only manage to focus on the course that I am trying to write. I couldn’t think of words for a blog post, let alone write one. Actually, I couldn’t even think of a topic.
Sunday was Mother’s Day, and I chose to spend the day with my family, then ended up having a rather long afternoon nap before spending more time with my family that night.
Monday morning, I slept in, and couldn’t get a blog post done before work.
Monday night, I posted my Talkback Tuesday post and couldn’t manage much more, so went to bed.
Tuesday night, I fell asleep at 7:30pm and woke up 11 hours later.
And here we are, Wednesday morning and I haven’t really posted for five days, apart from a Talkback Tuesday post that took 10 minutes to write and 20 minutes to find a photo that I liked. This was not in the plan, and it felt wrong.
In a number of my earlier blog posts, I have mentioned that taking care of myself has been a big lesson for me throughout my journey, and one that I am still very much learning. As I was reflecting on my week of non-blogging and much sleeping, it occurred to me that my body is telling me to take care of myself.
And so, that is what I am going to do.
This week, I am going to take care of myself. That will most likely include sleeping and spending some much needed time with my family and friends (when I am not working). I may write some posts. I may write no posts. I am going to be guided by my body and, right now, it is telling me to slow down. So I am going to slow down, do the things that I want to do this week, and just be. I will be back posting by Monday night.
In the meantime:
- What is your body saying to you about taking care of yourself?
- Are you listening to your body?
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