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Quick check-in.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

After a weird weekend with lots of family drama and emotional exhaustion, it's somehow Wednesday already and this week is nearly over.

The family drama is being addressed (and my siblings and I are going to get together with the parents to have a...meeting? intervention? kumba-ya circle?). But after discussing all of it with my therapist yesterday and exchanging a lot of really awesome emails with my brother and sister, I was WIPED THE F*CK OUT. I went to bed at 8:00 last night. No lyin'.

One thing I need to remember while going through all of this -- take time for ME. Walking/running/napping/medita
ting/cooking -- whatever it is, I need time to just sit with myself and decompress. And, y'know, that's probably good advice for, like, ALL THE TIME. I just forget to do that. I feel like I absorb everyone's emotions -- when I interact with anyone, I empathize and feel with and for them. That gets tiring.

So there's my goal for today and for the upcoming weeks. And I'd like to make sure that I post updates here more frequently. I need to stay connected here because it's good for me and MAKES me feel good.

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EDDYMEESE 5/26/2012 5:29PM

    You've got this! I'm hoping to join a yoga studio when I start my job. I'm hoping that will force some stress relief. I'm not very good at doing that on my own. It would be amazing to be able to reach a place of meditation and really be able to release frustration and drama from our lives! Keep up the good work :)

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GARBLEDEEGOOK 5/24/2012 6:08PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/23/2012 7:19PM

    You really do need to take care of yourself all the time. I hope all the stress is over now.

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JOSIEISHEALTHY 5/23/2012 4:29PM

    Ugh family drama is draining. I hope that subsides, I hate when me and my family are at war lol. It drives me nuts and it really is overwhelming.

Good for you, you are taking time for yourself. You are important and you need a break!

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TENGELS82 5/23/2012 4:02PM

    Ugh, family stuff can definitely be a major drain. I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Hopefully your siblings are a source of support rather than a drain? I'm right there with you, though, I empathize with people and take on what they're feeling and it's a lot sometimes. You're right on point in terms of what you need to do. Go for a walk, get a workout in, meditate, whatever it is that helps you best reset and let go of some of that bad energy. I hope things get better soon.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 5/23/2012 3:42PM

    Sorry the family stuff is exhausting and glad that an intervention is on the horizon. Contemplating one of those myself in the future but I don't want to harsh my post-vacation mellow.

Definitely take time for you. It can be so easy to forget that we are only one person and being empathetic is nice but remember other peoples problems are theirs to solve because we all typically have enough of our own to deal with. ;-)

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