Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stealing Time


I haven't had a lot of  "Me" time lately.  Between work and getting everyone ready for everything after work, I haven't had much time for me. I can't remember the last time I've been able to read uninterrupted for longer than five minutes.  By the time I've been able to sit down and work on my blog posts, I'm practically passing out at the keyboard.  I should just go to sleep and worry about it in the morning, but darn it, I need my time.  I've become very stubborn about that. 

I'm an introvert.  I need quiet on occasion.  I need to retreat inside my head for a little while every day.  That is just how I am.  When I can't do that, I get grumpy, then confused, forgetful, and anxious. I understand this aspect of my personality, and I do try to allow myself some of that quiet time. Unfortunately, life doesn't always cooperate, and my batteries get very low, and they stay low, just when I need to be on top of things. 

So how does one recharge a depleted battery when there's no down time to do so?  Perhaps a mini-vacation to a spa?  Maybe just a mental vacation, a few minutes of meditation.  Power napping?  Looking at pictures of sleeping cats?  Take the dog for a walk? 

Everyone seems to look to me for answers.  I should be able to come up with a solution for this, but my brain seems to be complete mush right now.  I guess I just need to sleep. And nap.  Maybe retreating into dreams will help me recharge.  I could dream about the quiet places...

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  1. Have not been denying myself time with books lately...I have to keep in mind that the house does have to be cleaned on some sort of regular basis, and actually does get messy again while I am busy reading!

    1. Yes, but couldn't it stay clean for five minutes? Just five? No--the house of a five year old never stays clean. Maybe it will be better when he is six?

  2. I could have written this. It is necessary for me to have quiet time alone during the day. But that is hard to find when you live with other people in a very small space. I wake up at 5am to find that time every day, but when (like today) my alarm doesn't go off for some reason, it throws my whole day off.

    Here's to peace, quiet, and recharging.

  3. Hope you did get a nap. And I heard once that the definition of an extrovert and introvert is whether you get your energy from being with people or being by yourself. I don't know if I understand it, but it is true I love people -- but get recharged and refreshed when alone.

  4. Wishing you some sleep, time to recharge, and some ME time! Sounds like you need it. We all do, and that's okay!!!


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