Good morning beautiful W3,
This month we have slowed down with our blog posts. You may have wondered “Where is she?” You may not have.
It makes me think of that old Dr Suess book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”.
Me … I’ve gone inside.
What the heck does that mean? It means I’ve gone still and silent.
When I am extra tired, burned out, overworked, overwhelmed (you know what I’m talking about I bet), I have learned that I have to completely pull back. Because if I don’t, it gets worse.
I’ve had moments in my life and career that now I can only shake my head at myself and wonder what I was thinking.
Years ago, I used to have a VIP pass – (cool right?) … not so cool. My VIP pass was to the emergency room. It was a note written by my doctor giving the nurses permission to administer a morphine drip for my migraines.
I had them that often and she didn’t know what else to do but at least try and ease the pain.
I’ve laid in hospital beds, after driving myself to the emergency room in the middle of the night, convinced I was having a heart attack, my heart was beating so wildly.
I’ve had my back in such extreme spasms that I literally could not move, and had to be carried to a car, that I had to painfully lean out of to be sick on the ride home.
I’ve gone for months on 1-2 hours of sleep per night, becoming a zombie and probably not very nice person in the midst of it.
I could go on.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I have sworn I would never allow myself to abuse My Self that way again. And all of it was created by stress, overwork, burnout, overwhelm, exhaustion.
So … when I see the warning signs I now step back, pull in the reins. I am lucky. I have a family and team that support me 100% and know when I need to be “silent and still” and they step in and make it seamless. They understand, which is EVERYTHING to me.
I guess that means I may not be in your inbox every day through December W3. But I am here I promise. And I still think about you every single day.
And you … where have YOU been these last few days W3? What places did you go?
I’d love to hear about them.
Don’t be afraid to pull back W3. It’s a temporary thing. A respite. A holiday for the senses.
Are you abusing your Self in some way? Treating yourself badly? Denying yourself the very basics like sleep, food, water, movement? (I’ve done all that and more).
Well, if you have start to make a change ok? You deserve better. I deserve better. We are here on this planet for better purposes …. ok?