Learning to Slow Down and Listen

I’m one of those people that seem to be doing a bajillion things at once.

In a single day, I’ll work for 10 hours, manage a private event, go on a run, make dinner, run some errands and then pass out somewhere along the way. I’m sure there are many of you that also see this – plus even more- on your own daily “to-do” list.

But yesterday, I think I had my breaking point… I almost fell asleep during a board presentation. Yup. Me. The “It has to be perfect” lady. I hadn’t eaten, I hadn’t slept. The meeting was at 12:15, and so lunch was pushed back until whenever the meeting was over. I could feel all the energy just go away. I was hungry. I was tired. I was overworked.

This year, while I do have a goal in mine, I need to work on slowing down and listening to myself. I’ve been in a “go go go” mode for the past three years. It’s taken a toll on me, both emotionally and physically. So, changes can’t just happen physically, they also have to happen mentally. 

It’s time to make time for “me.” And I think I’m ok with that.

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