Waking up from a nap I most certainly needed I was shocked to find my brain telling me 'this is where you need to be'. Usually my brain and I are at odds, it yelling that I can do everything and more and my body yelling out in exhaustion. This acceptance of my limits felt great.
Why are we so hard on ourselves? I feel so terribly guilty that
1 my house is a mess
2 I haven't been to the Lottie in weeks
3 there are projects laying unfinished
4 Maggie is bored
5 items need to be reviewed and some read
I have a temperature, can barely stand up but still until my sleep I had to fix all of the above...and all at once, all now!
The only reason I'm telling you this is because in this moment of clarity I want it noted - we need to look after ourselves. The desire to always appear busy, popular or some sort of superperson able to do it all, has to stop. We're only human.
Now, some more paracetamol and back to napping... :)