So while I love this quote (and yes, it is true), sometimes we truly do bite off more than we can chew. This comes in the form of saying YES more than we say NO and over-taxing ourselves and our schedules.
I, for one, am guilty of this. I did it last week, as a matter of fact.
In church yesterday, we were thinking of good things that happened last week and I had to sit and think about what I even did last week. I know I was busy, because the week is literally a blur. But for the life of me, I couldn't remember what I did. I would have to look at my calendar to be able to piece-meal it together. All I know is that I had very little down time and ran from one thing to another All. Week. Long.
And that, my friends, is pretty darn sad.
We shouldn't be living our lives in this form of hyper-speed, where everything is sort of a blur. Where we can't remember what we did yesterday, let alone last week.
And sadly, my weekend wasn't much better. It started at 6am Saturday morning and was non-stop until about 9 p.m. Sunday night, when I was finally able to shower and relax with my husband, before we had to get in bed (his 415 wake up calls are rough for both of us).
And what's worse is that I often get the reminder that I need to slow down in the form of being completely run down and/or getting sick. It pains me to admit that, but it's true.
Luckily, I have been boosting my immunity and getting enough sleep (somehow), so I think I may miss the sick boat. But I am definitely run down and sore and completely and utterly exhausted.
So this week, I am going to take a step back and give myself the grace to not fill my schedule completely full. To not run from one meeting to the next, simply because I have the time. And to take some much needed down time, whether it's in the form of a hot bath or reading a good book or just having coffee out back in the morning before the day starts.
Here's to taking back control of my schedule and biting off more than I chew...in a good way! I don't have to be running around like a maniac to be successful!
How about you? How do you bite off more than you can chew (and then run yourself into the ground)? I'd love to hear more about it in the comments, as well as ways that you combat it!
I hope you have an awesome week! And take some much needed down time for YOU too!
With love and wellness,