Every now and again something will happen to us to make us heed our own advice and practice what we truly preach. These past few months have been a testament to that for me.
In the past 6 months the husband and I have experienced a move, living in a construction zone, job and schedule changes and huge personal changes.
While all of these things have been exciting and offered tremendous growth, I have definitely found myself overwhelmed. I'm more of a "one thing at a time" type of girl and adjusting to so much change all at once has caused me to take a slight hiatus from my regularly scheduled programming.
Things have finally began to slow down and I've become settled into my new routine. The beginning of 2015 has been a whirlwind and to accommodate all of the craziness I needed to pull back from a lot of things... or seriously risk having a breakdown! One of my skills has always been knowing my limits, and while not always easy to accept, I listen to my body and mind when it says enough is enough- I need a nap!
This time off has had me reflecting on what I tell my students all the time- Do What Works, Ditch What Doesn't. That's always been my mantra and I encourage students to follow that philosophy. What has worked for me the past few months was major downtime, rest, emotional reflection, growth and acceptance.
At times I found myself completely overwhelmed and stressed out beyond belief. Times like this require us to slow down and breathe. And that's exactly what I did... even if it took me 6 months!
I'm looking forward to sharing a lot about my personal changes and growth! And most of all, I'm looking forward to connecting again! Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...!
Have you ever found yourself in desperate need of a time out?