My head is killing me! Yep, it started late in the day yesterday and has not stopped since. The tell true sign, for me at least, it’s time to take a break and reset.
I am not sure about all of you but I for one am always going, or at least it sure feels like it. Not complaining over here, this is actually the lifestyle I thrive in, it beats sitting on my tail idol doing nothing. But you can only maintain this for so long before it catches up. My day starts around 3:15 on the weekdays. I’m in the gym by 3:30, from there I am on the go working on one thing or another the rest of the day. It generally looks like, get ready, spend some time with my other child (he’s a twelve year old boxer and truly my other child), get some work done with my company then off to work to at my day job which is again nonstop, home, dinner, sneak in some yoga, more work on my company then bed. And, the cycle continues. Again, I’m sure this looks somewhat similar to your days.
This lifestyle can catch up and it is ever so important we all listen to our bodies and mind, take a step back, breathe and re-center. It took me a long time to realize this. In fact ten years ago I would have still gone to my office miserable, head pounding, irritable with my teams (which is not OK), and low productivity (which is not a good representation of who I am). See, all not good things.
I recently came across an old article in Forbes about Workaholics and people who work too much. Yep, it’s official, I am pretty certain I borderline the definition of “Workaholic”. When I am not doing something in relation to working out, working my business or working my career, I am thinking about one of them, YIKES! Type “impact of working too much” in google and you’ll find various studies and articles that speak about the harm from Stress, depression, sitting too much, lack of productivity and more. Friends I know we all have responsibilities to manage but I hope you will agree with me that balance is important. This goes for all my mom/dad readers out there too, parenting is a full-time job in and of itself. I remember when my son was growing up and balancing everything while being a strong supportive parent for Boe.
When the signs of overwhelm of too much for too long show up, slow down, take a day, in the journey of life it’s really only a blip in time and in the long run it will help keep you healthy and strong for you and those around you!
To help avoid getting to that point, here are some of the things I’ve done to stay healthy in my every day.
These are the top six that have benefited me most. Of course, getting in nature, getting good sleep, scheduling “you” time, and getting exercise all very important too. We are all different, unique, amazing beings, try different things, see what positively promotes your well being then do more of that.
Stay well friends, much love!
Supporter of people and growth. I absolutely LOVE helping others see in themselves what I see in them. We all have good in us, we just need a bit of help seeing it at times.