Taking care of oneself isn’t something that comes easily to many of us. There are other needs, more important needs, that take precedent. Then things get shoved aside, for the first time since I started going I haven’t gone to the gym for two weeks, haven’t done that at home exercises either. Too tired, too stressed, too much stuff I have to do in the evening.
I don’t burn out, I wear down.
And that’s what I need to deal with now. In two weeks I’ve not only not been to the gym, I haven’t been out at all. Home, work, home, work, home … two weeks.
I’m going to the gym today.
I’m going grocery shopping.
I’m going to the mall.
I’m going to the movies.
All this weekend. I’m filling it with stuff I like to do. I can’t fight for community living and lose the experience of it at the same time.
So bring on the weekend.
Take away the stress.
If you are there, at a spot of being burned out, worn down, or run ragged … take a breath. Join me. Make this weekend about you, apologetically.