What do you do when you are running on empty?
How do you cope when things don’t go according to plan?
I am feeling like that at the minute – and to be honest it’s really pissing me off.
This actually came as a bit of shock as I had to do a bit of reflection and come to terms that I am not invincible. That – in actual fact – I need to slow down.
Actually it annoyed me quite a bit – as I have some great plans for 2019 and I wanted to hit the ground running … but things have a funny way of not always going according to plan. 🙄
So, yesterday I took some much needed timeout. To all intents and purposes I took myself off the grid.
I headed to my Happy Place : which is Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen and I chilled.
Last month I ran a Self Care Advent Calendar and … I gave it my all.
And during that time – I also wanted to grow my membership group and … I gave that my all.
So by the time Christmas came around I was a stressed and frazzled … something I was guiding my tribe away from (yup … the irony is not lost on me!)
So I planned for some self care time over the Christmas break. But whilst on a skiing holiday I took a fairly bad fall – and whilst I dusted myself down and tried to shrug it off – it affected me more than I cared to acknowledge.
As a result, come the start of the new year, I was unable to fire up the enthusiasm and energy I needed to get back to work … but I have lost my mojo … In truth – I need to recharge my batteries.
So this weekend : has been ALL about looking after myself :
✅ healthy nourishing food ( thanks @noel_ireland )
✅ walks in the countryside again
✅ digital detox
✅ jigsaw puzzles ( thanks for the reminder @parentguide 😉 )
✅ some wonderful reading material ( thanks @brenebrown )
✅ a massage ( thanks @lougherneresort )
✅ and tea … loads of tea
So for the foreseeable future I am chilling and nurturing myself. I need to practice what I preach.
We are no use to anyone when we are running on empty.
Does any of this resonate with you? If so, drop me a comment.
Also let me know … what do you do when you need to look after yourself?
Much Love 💕