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April 4, 2013

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Guys, I’m starting to unravel again. I’m absolutely exhausted. Do you know how I know I can’t do any more? I stop writing, I stop doing social media, I snap at everyone around me and I wish for the day to come to an end. Geez, I just declined a thirty minute break to go get a manicure. My shoulders are rocks, my face and head hurt from tension. I’m a mess. A few days ago Diego asked if I was in a good mood. It’s starting to show.

What happens when what you love to do starts taking a toll? I love to workout and perhaps I’m doing too much of it. I love to write and read into the late hours of the night but maybe I need to close the computer for a bit? When I start to think that what I do doesn’t really matter, I think, “But I write to my readers about staying positive!” and I feel like a huge phony. When Diego asked me if I was in a good mood, he asked me because he was surprised that I was in a good mood! He was thrown off by my smiles and sweet voice. Poor kid. I have three boys that obviously need to know all about different emotions but right now it’s off balance and they are seeing more of my negative side.

Just yesterday I wrote a Positive Series post and I truly meant every single thing I said. All of those posts are written with so much happiness and so much energy. I always write with true and good intentions. There are days I feel I need to also be honest of my not-so-happy moments. I work hard, really hard at this and at being a mom, a wife and a friend. I believe that many people need an everyday push and that’s why I’m here.

The internet is an amazing place and I found this on my Twitter feed today!! In a nutshell, I will concentrate on setting my reset button. I will be more conscious of staying away from my phone. No checking analytics, Facebook, Twitter…etc, every hour. I will not workout today, I will not write unless I’m writing with a smile, I will sleep more than 6 hours for the next few nights, seriously.

How are you feeling? What do you need to “hit esc” on for a bit?

See you back here on Monday. Fully rested. 🙂 xoxo

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6 Comments

  • Reply Maria April 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Betty, you’re so sweet, really. I admire your honesty. I can tell you that what you do does matter, your pics and blog posts speak volumes about your commitment to your family and to your writing. Your blog is the first thing I look for when I turn my computer on, honest. When I saw your post this morning I was elated, I commented quickly, without even thinking my comment through. I like it here. Visiting with you is such a delight. You have much to offer your readers and your family. It’s normal to be off centered every now and again, it’s life’s way of telling us we need to stop and re-evaluate – there’s nothing wrong with re-evaluating. My number 1 way to get rid of a bad day and re-energize is sleep. Granted, sleep is hard to come by when you’re a mother of three little ones, I get that, but it changes everything. It really is our body’s re-set button. If you make only one change, make it to get more sleep, it’s really that important.

    In the meantime, check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/learnvest/burn-out-work_b_2999146.html?utm_hp_ref=gps-for-the-soul&ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul

    Hope you get lots of rest and feel better soon….
    Maria

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Maria, Such kind words! Thank you VERY much. Readers like you and support like yours make it all better! xoxo
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  • Reply Carpool Goddess April 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I think the trick with making this work is balance. This weekend I spent very little time online and I think (hope!) it will make me less overwhelmed and burnt-out come Monday morning.
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    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 7, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Same here CG! I need to do the same things I did Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. I am back today but feel so refreshed. Balance! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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  • Reply Vanessa April 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Oh man, reset button is key!!!! It’s so easy to get lost in the world of what you love to do. Sometimes you do have to take a step back & re-evaluate your actions to see if they match what truly makes you happy (which can be very hard to do). Hats off to you for realizing to hit that reset button & chill even if it’s for a little bit!!!

  • Betty
    Reply Betty April 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    It all matches up and I am truly happy. Thank you Vane. xoxo P.s. I can’t let it keep getting to this point! ARGH! lol Must take care of me a bit sooner.
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