Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Catch Up

In addition to the many things in my life that are being neglected, this blog is one of them.  Between the dog and her physical therapy, massage, and chiropractor and my light therapy visits and long work hours, I barely have time to fit in the necessities...you know things like eating, sleeping, laundry.

I'm running on fumes lately and so, so tired.  Not just mentally exhausted, but physically tired.  I have caught myself dozing off at work, dozing on the couch as I eat my dinner, dozing off at the wheel.  It's becoming a major issue and I just can't find enough hours in the day to catch up on the many, many hours of sleep that I need.  It also doesn't help that most of the medications I am currently on cause drowsiness.  Add that to an already fatigued body and it's a means for disaster.

Now take the above and add in the busy, hectic holiday season that is approaching and it's enough to bring tears to my eyes.  I have our company Christmas party to plan, multiple holiday meals to attend (beginning with my first Thanksgiving celebration this weekend at the in-laws), Christmas shopping to get started.....and the list could go on and on.  I don't know how I'm going to physically still be standing by New Years.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get me through the next couple months?

FYI ~ I may sound like I'm complaining, but all it takes is one look at this face to know that all the craziness that we've endured the past 18 months with the surgeries, the specialists, the medications, the rehab....have all been worth it


Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

Glad you're hanging in there. I know it's hard to come by, but try to take a few minutes to yourself, even if it's 5 minutes, to shut off your brain. It's hard (especially if your mind goes like mine does!) but you get better at it, and it is immensely helpful! Also, finding something that is cathartic for you but also a necessary chore (cleaning, working out, folding laundry, etc.)always works for me.

Those faces always make everything worth it!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

How about taking a day off from work (a "mental health day") so that you can sleep in and do whatever you want?

You could make a list of all of the things that you need to accomplish so that when you finish something you could cross it off- that always makes me feel better. However, that might have the opposite effect if you see how many things you need to get done.

Can you enlist any helpers? Husband? Co-workers? Family?

Also, maybe taking 10 minutes to listen to a relaxation or meditation tape might help. I have found it a GREAT way to shut off my brain.