Over the past couple of months, I’ve drifted away from some of my healthy practices. All three kids started a new school semester, and they have classes and activities on different days in different locations. I think the adjustment has been tougher for me than for them. I feel like I drive and wait in parking lots all day.
I’ve had to switch around my kickboxing class. I’ve stopped working out six days a week. I’m eating on the run. I let my meditation practice slip some days. And I feel it. I’m on a hamster wheel of not having enough energy, but being too tired to do the things that consistently give me energy. I hate feeling like I’m letting myself down.
In the Chutes and Ladders game of life, I’ve been on a slide backwards. I need to land and start over, giving myself some priority and making some tweaks to my daily to-do lists.
Now that kid #1 can drive himself to classes, I’ve got a bit of breathing room. I know what works for me, and I need to get back to my own basics.
How do you get back on track when life knocks you around?
- Running the hamster wheel… (weejars.wordpress.com)