The other day I was feeling especially tired, and all I wanted to do was take a nap. I have been waking very early (hello 5:30am) to get a few hours of work in before Maxwell wakes/Zack leaves for work. And while this has been so, so good with helping me to feel like I’m getting caught up (slowly!), I have been feeling pretty darn tired come early afternoon. The reverse of this is to stay up late and work, but to be honest, any work I do at night turns out to be of low quality. I feel like I have a lot of “pots simmering on the stove” and I’m trying so hard to finish them before they start to boil. Do you know the feeling? I’m sure you do :)
So the other day, instead of continuing to feel pretty blah, I got my people ready and we headed out for a walk. And then so many great things happened: the fresh air helped to wake me up, I thought of an upcoming post topic, Bauer & I got a little exercise, and Maxwell saw lots of new things. Perfect. With this new found energy and inspiration I sat down to tackle one of my many tasks. If I put my mind to it I’ll knock this one out and that’ll be one less pot on the stove. Remember this phrase next time you’re feeling tired or ready to quit a big project: it always seems impossible until it’s done (photo credit). Something else I try to remember is the big dreams usually take a long time to complete, so don’t give up just yet. Keep at it; you’re doing a great job.
Also worth reading // 3 things I do when I am feeling un-inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe.