As I am sure you all know, I LOVE this company. I live, eat, breath everything about it. It’s all I think about, often more than my own family. However there are days when I second guess my life and think that I should just give it all up and go back to the “easy” life working my government job and making great money. But when those days hit I have come to realize that I often just way over tired and burnt out.
I am constantly being pulled in a million directions. Between my family, all of the individual events, my staff, my bookkeeper, my accountant…everyone needs something from me. Because of the line of work I am in I always have to make decisions, some for myself and often many for others. And there are lots of days I would really love to just tell everyone to go jump in a lake because I am tired of making decisions.
Yesterday was one of those days. I woke up with a pain in my neck and feeling sick to my stomach. I couldn’t even bring myself to sit down at my computer to get caught up on work. Days like that scare me. Especially when this morning I wasn’t feeling much better. But by tonight I was starting to feel the excitement come back.
I spent some time with my girls tonight, rode my spin bike for a half hour, and threw the ball around for my puppy. I had even shut off my phone. I didn’t sit back down to the computer until about 8:30. And when I did I worked really hard to focus on just one task at a time. Then I had the pleasure of speaking with a supplier and a community contact and I could feel the excitement start to rumble in my belly again. Thank goodness 🙂
This happens every now and then and I have learned to just listen to what my body is telling me. Still tonight my head feels a bit foggy and I know that I need to take some time to myself. It will have to wait because I have a lot of work to complete before then but at least I have set aside some time this weekend and I have promised myself I am shutting my phone off all weekend and will start fresh Monday morning.
Don’t be afraid to take time to recharge your batteries. Especially when you work in a job that is creative. You can’t force yourself to be creative. Your mind needs to be working at its optimal to be the best you can be. So glad I learned this lesson early otherwise I would have shut down my company about 10 times in the last two years.
Off to bed to rest this creative mind. Good night everyone.