Day 58/365: Fried

Today was a day. It was rough in spots, and although some of the hard part is over, I still feel exhausted. And I have work that needs to get done tonight, so now I feel saddled, pressured, fried even. I need to do a crap ton of work, and yet, I am unable. Unable to can. Like I feel weary. Usually, I push through the feeling. But not today, Satan. Not today.

I am choosing to not push through. I am choosing instead to stop and nurture myself instead. I feel like if I take care of myself first, then I can better tackle what’s ahead of me. At least I hope that’s the case. It is entirely possible that I will feel worse because I’ve now taken time away from what I was supposed to be doing. But I don’t think that will be the case. I don’t feel that will be the case.

I’m slowly learning that not everything is urgent—especially when it means your emotional health takes a back seat. And sometimes you have to prioritize yourself over everything else. Because if you don’t have yourself, you have nothing.

So that’s what I feel like doing today, and so that’s what I’m going to do. Please excuse me while I indulge in a little self-care.

n

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