Forcing myself to set limits

I’m tired and grumpy this morning.

I didn’t sleep well last night, and this morning I was up and out early for an early start to my day.

First up the car is in for it’s summer rubber, then at 1030 I have an interview with the new RCMP detachment commander, then since Lynn has yet to make it home I’m covering the store for the afternoon. I’m just grateful for friends who can cover this morning.

Lynn wasn’t feeling well yesterday so she opted to stay in Calgary for one more night. I don’t begrudge her the not feeling well, I do miss her a lot, and definitely appreciate her help with the dogs.

This week is setting up to be another busy week. I’m on the go today and tomorrow again, Thursday I’m taking as a day off which with how the rest of the week is shaping up I’m definitely going to need, and then Friday and Saturday will be catching up on everything and covering a couple of minor things.

Oh well, as long as I don’t over-do it, busy is good. The key thing will be making sure I take the downtime and don’t let myself get too overwhelmed.

I had a skype session with M yesterday, and he is happy with the fact that I am actually building days off into my calendar, and forcing myself to take them. It’s a definite change for me, forcing myself to not do work stuff.

My problem is I let work consume me. It doesn’t matter whether it was when I was working EMS or my writing, I find it so easy to become my identity of a writer, or whatever work I am doing, that I forget to take time off for me. That is something that I need to change.

Thanks for following along.


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