How do I know when I am exhausted?
When I am crying in the bathroom at work.
When I am having trouble focusing on anything.
When all I want to do is stay in bed.
These are all symptoms of me being exhausted, and they all happened to me this past week.
Turns a tough day of physical labor drains me for more than just a couple of days. I was paying really close attention to my body at the beginning of the week because I was still really sore for the patio install and I didn’t notice the exhaustion creeping up.
But Thursday and Friday, I was on the verge of tears every minute. Little things that normally wouldn’t have bothered me were making me feel like the world was ending. And I felt like I couldn’t get anything done. And when I ended up in the bathroom, crying, over a very simple thing, I immediately realized what was happening.
I was exhausted.
I love that I am in tune with my world enough to know what is going on with my body and my emotions. I hate that I can’t control them all the time.
I had lots of plans for my weekend. I have achieved some of them. But many are taking a back seat to the attempt to recover from the exhaustion.
I am resting. I am relaxing. I am trying not to push myself so hard and remembering that my body needs more rest than others.
So, the blog is short today. I really need to go back to bed because my eyes are drooping right now. I need more rest.
I hope you all are listening to your bodies today and doing what you need to build them and sustain them.
I am going to go rest and give my body what it needs.