Sometimes You Just Gotta Know When To Quit.

Normally for me Sunday evenings are my time to debrief after a helter skelter weekend as I prioritize and prep for the upcoming week. Well, not today.  *raises white flag*

These last few days my stubborn brain has been forcing my reluctant body to act against its instinct to just collapse in bed. I’ve been popping OTC’s and keeping it moving (and not missing a beat- if I do say so myself) But now its crash and burn time.

Deep down I know I need to power down and give my aching body some mercy…if for no other reason than to slay the week ahead!

Ugh! I know I’m not the only mom who has a hard time suppressing the “I’m Every Woman” mentality. Ladies, why do we do this to ourselves?

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7 thoughts on “Sometimes You Just Gotta Know When To Quit.

  1. Meghan says:

    Not to be all spiritual but I think it’s a lack of faith in God. Somehow we think we lose something (that can’t be made up) when we rest. This was true for me an it took someone to point it out to me. I mean, if we really think about it, what’s the down side to rest? Why wouldn’t we want to recharge and come back stronger? The idea of pushing ourselves even after our healthy bodies have abandoned us seems….silly, but we do it and justify it as if it’s makes sense. We don’t honor God or ourselves when we operate this way.
    The way I now look at it is if God, the creator of all things ever created needed rest, who am I to say I don’t? Rest is built into my schedule and I’m less crazy for it.
    So, listen to your body and get the rest you need.

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  2. HerHecticLife says:

    Hmmm…thats a good point. And that might be part of it. Although not entirely since I have faith that what needs to get done WILL get done…but the EGO in me wonders whether I’ll like the ‘way’ it gets done. (ie. Dinner, laundry, etc.) #TotallySuperficialThings

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  3. Dana Spratley says:

    Women tend to be perfectionists. Among married couples, women often take on even more than they realize. On top of basic chores such as cooking and cleaning, there are other things that women are doing that are almost invisible to them. That includes kin work, which means who sends out holiday cards, who has to get on the phone with the in-laws to make arrangements for Thanksgiving etc. We as women need to learn to delegate more and trust that it will get done. If not we will always be surviving on 2 hours of sleep lol.

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    • HerHecticLife says:

      True. The husbands don’t think about all of those little necessary things…but the truth is (9 times out of 10) us wives have made is so that they…never have to think of those little necessary things!

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