Life has been insane all summer, and just as the weather cools to offer a reprieve, so too does my schedule and insane hours.
My new job was/is amazing. It’s a fun, fast-paced industry, and everyone here is just so damn nice! I even have a Big Brother buddy, and we chat about the episodes and people on the show.
I’m trying to remember to leave myself some free evenings for some personal time. I got so busy the last few weeks, it was difficult to find time to do laundry, cook, clean — basically all the things that allow me to be a functioning adult. Sleep was sacrificed as well, and that’s when I *know* it’s time to cut back.
Meeting and keeping in touch with friends is important, obviously. Especially now that I work in the middle of nowhere, and it’s difficult to navigate the city around rush hour. But it makes no sense to sacrifice things that keep me sane for the sake of seeing friends. I love them dearly, but they will cease loving me if I continue getting little to no sleep!
This weekend is looking blissfully open. I have planned to meet my friend and her beagle for an afternoon walk/coffee on Saturday, then I might be going for lunch and pedicures with Thomas’ sister Erin on Sunday. Overall, very laid back friend-ness. Especially after that killer softball tournament last weekend!
How do you make sure you get enough self-care into your week, and achieve the work-life balance?