Managing it all...
Thursday, July 19, 2012
My life is super stressful. I generally work 10-12 hour days, 4 or 5 days a week. On top of that, I have work I have to do at home. Then there's taking care of myself and my needs. And then I'm supposed to fit my boyfriend and social life in too. Oh yeah, and that thing called sleep....
It's hard to work on taking care of myself because it's just one more thing that I have to do. Who wants to cook dinner after working 10-12 hours, knowing you have another 2 hours of work to do before bed too? Not me. But I do it anyways. Who wants to wake up 2 hours earlier to go to the gym? Ha! Yeah right! Then I'd be getting 4-5 hours of sleep instead of 6 or 7.
People are always like, "Well, you have to reduce the stress in your life." Um, yeah, okay. I'll get right on that..." It's not an option. This is my life. I have to learn to adapt.
And quite honestly, I've been doing a damn good job. I've been eating way healthier than I was before and have been trying to make more time for myself. I want to make sure that no matter what, I'm taking care of myself, that I'm doing what makes me feel good about myself. Right now, I wish I had more time to workout. I also need to be a tad more mindful of what I'm eating. I've been doing pretty well, but if I don't stop the "slip-ups" now, I'm going to be right back where I started.
I don't want sympathy; I don't want advice. In nature, the species that survive are the ones that can most effectively adapt to their environment. If I want to maintain and achieve a sense of happiness, confidence, and self-worth, I , too, must adapt to my environment.