I’m exhausted. It has been a ridiculously busy week. It feels like everything and everyone is going at a million miles an hour, and like the train I am on is about to come off the tracks. It feels like I have multiple plates spinning and I may not get to them all. Work has been an incessantly constant stream of meetings and emails and projects to keep moving forwards, and it feels like I’m only getting busier and busier.
For once my creative juices are flowing and I have blog posts and vlog ideas coming out of my head, but no time to capture and finish them all. I have personal emails and actions waiting for me to respond to, and most importantly I have my family who I want to spend quality time with each and every day. There is so much going on I am starting to feel like all the lines are blurring and my worlds are about to collide. It’s a mish mash and constant flow of things to do, and I can’t help but start to feel a little overwhelmed. For the first time in ages, I went into the weekend dreading the following week. Work completely encroached on my weekend (psychologically) and for the first time in a while I was dreading work. I recognise the signs, and for me this is what the beginning of being stressed looks and feels like. It’s not a healthy place, and I don’t like it. I don’t want to get lured back into that place where work consumes me. I need to get back to that delicate equilibrium that I had finally managed to achieve. I need to find my balance.
Can you help me find my balance? What do you do to maintain a healthy work life balance? How do you manage the stress and what do you do to stop yourself feeling overwhelmed?