The List

I don’t know about you, but I’m in a season of life right now that is WORK. Work at work, work at schoolwork, work at schedule, WORK. And some days take all the guts I’ve got in me.

Today was super-full, and capped off with hosting the office Christmas party, and for this high-functioning introvert, that’s a lot of guts to give. I came home tired, tired, tired. I wanted to curl into a ball on the couch with an adult beverage and throw in the towel. It was a triumph not to have ugly cried from fatigue on the way home.

<Moment of silence. We’ve all been there.>


Today I chose differently. I puppy-piled with my sons until bedtime, I worked out, took an epsom salts bath with essential oils, and now I’m writing. And all these things feed and nourish me, body, soul, and spirit.

So I’ve decided I’m going to make a list. Maybe two. One will go like this: “Cray cray? At the edge? All done? Have you tried:

  • water
  • food
  • nap
  • exercise
  • hot bath
  • good book
  • writing
  • snuggles
  • good cry
  • meditation
  • prayer
  • hugs”

The other will be a priority list. “My self needs these things to thrive:”

Might I potentially end up curled up on the couch with an adult beverage this evening? Maybe. Strike that, probably. BUT I will be there knowing I have taken a holistic approach to self-care.

Join me?


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