Wow- Blog drought….yeah yeah yeah I know. I just haven’t felt like writing and today I decided to for therapy.
I love this quote that Elder Jeffery R. Holland said in the most recent LDS General Conference!
“Fatigue is the common enemy of us all—so slow down, rest up, replenish, and refill. Physicians promise us that if we do not take time to be well, we most assuredly will take time later on to be ill.”
I am doing just this!
I am not sure if I have writing fatigue, life fatigue, child raising fatigue or travel fatigue…… I think a little of all of it.
Some of my thoughts have been so deep and private that they had to go in my old notebook. Some of my thoughts are of concern of others….to personal to share live. Some thoughts have been so ridiculous and selfish….I feel foolish writing.
So my blog sits empty right now, and my brain feels heavy as I worry about things beyond my control. Why am I worrying? Not sure….every worry seems stupid and ridiculous. I have been worrying about kids, spring break, grades, homework, homeschool, never having time to work on the finances, exercising etc.
I am not quite sure, so I took a little two night trip with my younger kids to clear my mind. It is helping…being in a different part of the country has helped give me new perspective.
Things always work out!
Here is how I have been dealing with it the last 4 weeks.
I haven’t been taking on anything new. I have said no to variety of events and requests.
I have been organizing spaces in my home… … This has made all of the difference.
I am letting kids face their own consequences….hard but great….sometimes painful to watch.
Trying to get more sleep….doing a lousy job…that is where the fatigue comes in.
I have been making photobooks….this has been a wonderful stress release.
I have been counting my blessings….and they are bountiful.
I am trying to enjoy the peace and quite I occasionally get.
I am trying to dive more into the spiritual side of my life where real peace comes from.
Finally, Praying…..learning to pray more diligently, with real intent and faith.