Self Care Essential: Get up Late & Leave Work Early

In: Self-Care

Do you ever have one of those days where you know you won’t get everything done but you try anyway? I’ve just put down one of those. I left work at 6.20. This wasn’t what I was planning for 2016 and it’s only the 6th day of January.


I saw an ad on social media today for a meditation class nearby and I went “Yep. I’m there. I can see myself now; chilled to the neck, listening to the lilting voice of the nice little Indian lady leading the class. I’ll be the queen of chill in no time.”

Then I put my phone back in my bag, finished my lunch, answered a few calls and completely forgot about it.

Is it possible to work a demanding job, be a mom, run a house and have time to take really good care of ourselves? Is it? Well?

I’m kidding. I’ll cool off with the wolf vibes.

last effort


fffffffff  (I’m releasing so much frustration I’m teeth breathing).

I’m not giving up on my resolution to make self-care a priority. I’m not.  It’s just that now I’m starting to see that it might not be as easy as I thought. I’m going to have to make some big and actual changes. I’m going to have to leave my desk on time, not worry about what’s left for the morning and resolve to make having a balanced life an achievable goal.

There is enough time in every day to take good care of myself. This is my new affirmation.

But there fucking isn’t. OK, OK, there is.

I suppose I could get up earlier but every time I resolve to do that, especially in winter, it doesn’t happen. I love my sleep too much. I’m this person:

sleep love

Added to that,  I’m a night owl; ideas will only visit me at night.

Getting out of work on time it is. Early starts are just not ma thang. And constant overtime is no good for the soul anyway, whether it’s done early or late in the day.

Right. I think I’ve sorted that out in my head. To make time for myself I have to get up late and leave work early. I joke. I joke. I have to get up on time and leave work on time. No crazy time keeping.

I’ll be back on my self care path in no time. Sure at least the food is going really well. I can hear myself getting thinner. I’m still on the herbal tea and, ah, well, that’s good enough for today. That’s enough.

My day in review: I’ve learned that I love my sleep, working overtime isn’t sustainable if I want to be more chillaxed, and waking up in the middle of the night is one of the sweetest pleasures known to man.

And also that proper self care is not beating yourself over things like loving your sleep. Yeah, that fits. We be going easy on ourselves.

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream.

Tomorrow will be bubblier. I swearz.


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