Picture The Holidays - Day 18
Today I encourage you to tune in to your needs and when it's time to take break, heed the call. A simple recharge is sometimes all it takes. Take a deep breath, have a seat, relax your shoulders and allow for a little down time. It's called self-love and we all deserve it. Especially this time of year!
Somehow I managed to stay awake in church yesterday, but the journey to and from was actually a bit scary as I seriously struggled to keep my eyes open while driving.
Perhaps my little burst of domestic energy on Saturday did me in, or maybe its just the cumulative effect of long work days that extend into past my bedtime evenings pursuing my avocation. It is probably both of those things, plus a heavier than usual load of stress - also cumulative. Enough is enough, my body seems to be saying to me.
There were certain things that HAD to get done yesterday, and I can't say what they are because they are Christmas secrets. I did get them done, but not before I took a four hour nap under my grandmother's quilt because I was needing a little extra measure of comfort.
Waking up at 6:30 p.m., I figured I'd be up half the night. No. I finished up my little Christmas project, took a picture and posted to my blog and by 9:30, I was back in bed dozing off. Even with all that sleep, this morning I was nodding at my morning pages and spilling coffee in my lap.
It is sort of hard (and maybe a little creepy) to get a picture of yourself sleeping, which is what I need to recharge right now. So, for today's prompt I'm going with a different sort of recharging. That is, mainlining enough caffeine to get me out the door this morning and refueling as necessary throughout the day.
I don't recommend it as the ideal way of recharging, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.