This morning the sun was shining. I wanted to get up, enjoy the morning, take advantage of the day.
But I couldn't. I was tired. Feeling low on energy. Needing a break. Needing to sleep.
We've been traveling a lot lately. And work has been a killer. St. Louis two weekends ago. Smoky Mountains the week before. Upstate New York a few days ago. And next week: Southeast Asia. Hospitals, family, friends, road trips, and airports have drained me.
In a good way. Of course.
Time has flown by. In between all this goodness, while I should have been resting, I was working on my website, listening to lectures, and trying to write. I wanted to submit an original piece for a new publication. One I was so excited to have the chance to be a part of.
But something was wrong.
Every time I sat down to write, I fell asleep.
Beautiful places, wonderful weather, and ridiculously generous people. It's a lot to be thankful for. Overwhelmingly so. So much to write about. But nothing left to fuel my creative juices.
Now I'm in recovery mode. I'm focusing on the moment. The present. The now. One thing at a time.
My brain was fried. I missed the deadline. And I was sad. Super bummed.
But for now, I know what I need to do.
Sleep. Drink water. Make green breakfast smoothies. Do yoga. Be with my people. Echinacea, B-12, Ashwagandha. Probiotics. Get my immunity, energy, adrenals, and gut in order. Stop, literally, and smell the flowers. Listen to my favorite music. Appreciate everything. Stay grateful and grounded. Quality over quanitity, right?
There are so many ways to recover from stress and overwhelm. Sometimes its from a crazy day at work. Sometimes terrible news. Sometimes it's just too much of a good thing - a pretty great problem to have, I must say. I am so grateful.
Over the next few months, I'll be traveling, graduating from Nutrition School, and working - in the hospital and on my health counseling biz. I can't wait! But I'm keeping a list of all the things that will help me along the way - how I can practice extreme self-care to keep my mind, body, and spirit happy and healthy.
What's on your list? Share your favorite and best suggestions below. Let's do this together. XO