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So Tuesday night I sat down to write my confessions post. I was at Mark’s place and my old Macbook was there since he needed a new computer I upgraded mine and gave him my very nice 15 inch Macbook pro that was still in beautiful working condition. Like so nice of me right? Well anyways somebody isn’t that fond of the track bar and it has now sat in it’s case. I went to use it and now the battery is apparently dead. However it will turn on when plugged in.
Seems totally logical no?
A laptop that can’t move. Oh and if you happen to knock out the power cord in the middle of writing your post and the whole thing shuts off. Then you realize it’s 10:30 and you have to be up at 5 to teach a completely full Barre class.
What would you have done?
Me a few months ago…..the Type A/OCD/Perfectionist would have thrown a fit and then cursed myself for not getting it done earlier…..like over the weekend like I was suppose to. Then stayed up for as long as it took to get it done….make it perfect. However this newer wiser self calmly shut the computer, gave Mark a quick kiss and said I was going to bed. Then relished in the fact I was going to get 7 hours of sleep on the night before I was teaching an early am class.
As I was leaving Barre that next morning after an amazing high energy class this song came on.
I put the windows down, sunroof open and jammed out on the way enjoying the early morning sun and wind in my hair. It was one of those simple happy moments.
This month starts my 6 month countdown till the wedding.
I got to work and opened an email from the College I am an adjunct faculty member at making sure they had it right that I agreed to taking on 7 credit units of teaching this upcoming Fall semester.
It wasn’t an error. I had agreed to that insanity.
I wrote in my planner the extra Pure Barre classes I agreed to pick up over the next few weeks.
I then noticed I had a Doctors apt and then meeting at the college after that and I had to meet the cable guy from 6-8 to turn off my cable (side note very liberating).
So I guess the whole moral of the story is I absolutely love staying busy, multitasking and doing it all but sometimes you just need to take that time for yourself. Go to the beach and catch up with your girlfriends, close your computer and get those extra hours of sleep. Pour a glass of wine, sit end to end on the couch with your favorite person and catch up on your week without your computer on your lap, iPad nearby or your phone in hand scrolling through Instagram.
Protect that mental health. Be ok with saying you won’t be able to make that extra event, that middle of the week dinner. I am a firm believer in saying no to something that will add that additional layer of stress on your already overly scheduled and stretched thin self. That is the beauty of the whole getting older and wiser thing right?
Last, I should also mention surround yourself with loving people who help ease that stress and agree to be home for the cable guy and family who have helped planned your whole wedding down to the flower girls headbands. I couldn’t do it without everyone of them.
How do you keep yourself organized? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? What is the first thing that gets cut out of your schedule when you are stretched thin? I hope everyone is having a fabulous week! xoxoxo