I am tired. I need to get away. That is all.
I am blessed a million ways from Tuesday but I am feeling beat. I have heart, people but no gas in my tank. I am tired all the time and I am not pregnant or training for an Ironman. Though I only work part-time (wimp!!) I need to get away from work. I need to NOT SCOOP CAT POOP or worry about my four legged babies whom I love very much.
Even my very favorite thing in the whole world, teaching yoga, is leaving me limp. I need to fill my well. Therefore I am leaving town on Friday for 8 days. The first two will be for the opening of my son’s World Series Tournament the rest is for hilarity and frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean with my 3 sisters – husbands and children included. Because leaving town to reboot is not always an option, here are three things that are working for me to help me stay in a somewhat positive frame of mind.
1. Watching ‘Friends’ reruns.
2. Practicing Yoga
Teachers shouldn’t forget to be students. Theoretically we know we are all students and our students are our teacher and all that business but we really need to go TAKE CLASS.
3. Leaving Voice Mails
That’s right. Picking up the phone and calling a friend. Not texting, or facebooking (is that a verb?) but hoping to get a heartbeat on the other end. Leave a message, don’t hang up – let your friend know you tried. In case you are wondering, there’s a great resource on how to be cool on Facebook. Take a look and let me know what you think.
3 Things that are NOT working for me.
Don’t do it. They leave you drained and wanting more. I have enough fatigue in my life I don’t need to encourage more. Plus avoiding the pull of the poppies may help my insomnia.
2. Giving up my daily wine.
What’s the point? One or two a day never sent anyone to Betty Ford.
3. Putting up with every silly person in my life.
You needn’t waste your time on people who don’t life you up or at the very least support you. Be nice. But don’t invest. I have invested far too much in dead ends. So no I am discerning and loving and protecting myself.
THIS ALWAYS WORKS:
The Sunrise Ruby (excerpt)
Work. Keep digging your well.
Don’t think about getting off from work.
Water is there somewhere.
Where do you find your water? I am going to roll around in a lot of it next week. Catch you on the flip side…