This sums up how I felt when I woke up this morning (Photo Source)
Last night, I knew that I would hit a wall after an extremely tiring weekend. Looking back, I only remember one occasion in the past three days when I took care of MYSELF. Don't get me wrong - it was a fun weekend and I was thankful to spend time with great friends - but I'll admit, it was a bit too much in the end...
Translation: limited sleep + drinks every night + hosting 2 parties + 2 night outs in a row + work + volunteering ALL in 3 days = you will feel like CRAP afterward.
This morning, I woke up feeling horrible. I made a cup of tea and sat on my couch, watching the Today Show (and contemplating whether or going to work would be a possibility). Ironically, there was this feature story on working women & moms, and how women tend to take care of everyone - but themselves. We spread ourselves so thin that eventually, our habit of not taking care of ourselves catches up with us - and our health.
This means: getting 8 hrs of sleep instead of 7, going to bed early instead of meeting a friend for a drink or farting around on Facebook, not always signing up to volunteer, not going out 2 nights in a row, and cleaning my home instead of shopping or meeting up with a friend.
Focus points for this week:
1. SLEEP - make it my first priority (8 hrs minimum per night)
2. NO ALCOHOL (at least until I feel better)
3. NO CAFFEINE
4. No making plans
I hope to turn the corner this afternoon, but if I don't - at least I will have learned my lesson!