Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Taking it Slow

The last couple weeks, I feel like I've been really laid back and not gotten much accomplished, but I think that's what I need. I was getting short on sleep again, and getting kinda loopy and irritable. I also ended up making myself sick, and have had little energy and been having headaches and low fever on and off for the last couple week (I had a minor sinus infection, but I think a lot of it was just being worn out on top of that).

So, I've pared things down to the bare minimum around here. I haven't been running, because I haven't had the energy at all and got sick to my stomach last time I tried. I have been walking some, mostly on the treadmill in case I need to lay down, but that's usually less than a mile before I start feeling like crud anymore. I'm also easing up on the house and decluttering/sorting things for now. I'm trying to get/keep a routine going for dishes, laundry, dusting vacuuming, and other things that have to be done, and then I'll work more sorting and tossing back into it. I have been planning out meals out and cooking at home more, so that means more cleaning, but less having to round up all the baby's stuff and go out when I haven't been up to it.

I'm feeling pretty good right now with the whole laid back thing. I'm getting the basics done, and just putting the rest on the back burner, because I think I was trying too much at once. The great thing is it's giving me much more time to play with the baby, so I can sit awhile and read to him more, or just lay on the floor with him for an hour or two while he scoots and rolls, and play with him or rearrange his toys within reach to keep him interested. If I'm tired, instead of staying up, I'll sometimes join him for an afternoon nap. I'm going to start adding things back in once I get over this creeping crud, but I think I'll do it one activity at a time, and try to make sure to leave time to relax each day.

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes taking a moment to focus on the basics helps everything else fall into place. Glad to see it's working that way for you. Hope it stays that way, too! :)

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  2. Hope you're doing better than you were a few weeks ago. Please take care of yourself.

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