Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mental Break... or Breakdown.... My choice

So, every other week, I have Wednesdays and then the weekend off, working the Thursday and Friday in between. As I mentioned in my last post, I have stalled on everything I set out to do this month, and even though I tried to pump myself up, I just couldn't, even with encouraging words from friends. Well, this week, I am taking that Thurs and Fri off, so I have 5 days off. That's unheard of for me. Like seriously. I'm the person who will take 3 shifts of overtime each paycheck. At my previous job, I worked the entire month of May last year, except for the 4th (May the 4th Be With You tee hee). That's how much I usually work. When I left my previous position and started my current job, I left on a Friday and started on Monday. No break. It's just not the way I work. 

BUT!! I'm just not doing so well mentally right now. Not saying that I ever was ;) but I have grown indifferent to everything. I think that's what stalled all I was doing. I got super excited at the beginning of the year, but then it was just another added thing. So, during these 5 days of Break, I will be literally taking a Break. I'm going to clean my house and declutter it. I'm going to do the same thing mentally. Find out whats going on up top (not a whole hell of a lot I'm sure lol). And I'm going to start taking a serious look at my schedule, because I'm over doing it. I have work, Hubby, the Kids, my Mom (who's not in the best of health, and I'm her only source of transportation), Cub Scouts (I'm a leader), Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, etc... I'm about to have a Breakdown, I think. 

The weather is starting to cooperate, so I think, if I get things straightened out, I might try to take the kids for a walk this weekend. I'm not going to make any lofty promises yet, because I need to get everything else taken care of first. I will also look into lightening all of my current recipes. I'm going to be a fiend on MFP with the Recipe creator for a while lol. 

Needed to get this off my chest, thanks for all the support that YOU have sent my way!


  1. It's great that you're able to take that time for you! It's always really important to find a little time each week to reflect and assess how you are, how things are going for you. I try to do that on Sundays. That's my day to clean the house, do my chores, get my kitchen ready for the week, mentally prepare myself for another week. I hope you're able to find a little peace in your break. And just remember to have a little fun while doing it all, will ya? Blast your favorite music or say "to hell with it" for an hour and read a good book or your favorite magazine you haven't gotten around to yet! Self-healing and assessment are terribly important for your sanity, happiness, and how much you can give to others.

  2. Good for you for recognizing that you need the break, and even better for doing something about it! Enjoy your time, regroup and start again.