I am going to be completely honest and say I have been on the exhaustion struggle bus for the past month! I can’t seem to catch a break and get my energy back.
I am running on fumes which makes me less desirable to be around. My temper is shorter, my creativity is stifled, and I am ready for bed around 8:00 p.m. which is not really feasible.
Like every momma out there, my plate is overflowing with activities and “to do” lists! I feel like a juggling artist at the circus; however, not so graceful. At any given moment, I feel like I am going to drop from exhaustion or drop the plates.
Today, I was on a strategy call with my Business Coach, Sheng. We were discussing the next big thing I am launching. I am usually excited for our zoom calls and eager to absorb everything she has to share; however, today I just felt dread with mounting tasks that seemed to be coming my way.
At the end of the call, she asked how I was really doing, and I answered honestly. I told her I was exhausted. I was going through the motions and what I really wanted to do was crawl back into bed.
She said, “Jennifer, give yourself grace.” With those four words, I felt the mounting pressure leave my body. The Life Coach needed to be reminded to give herself grace! Isn’t that ironic!
So today, I say to you…momma, give yourself grace. Take some time today to find peace and rest your weary soul.
Perhaps, read a book, go for a walk, take a hot shower, give yourself a facial, or meditate; however, whatever you choose to do release the guilt you have about doing it and remember to give yourself grace.
Also remember, you are one person doing many jobs so take time for yourself!