Kind of a strange name for a blog, I know. This really happened though. Twice. In the same evening.
It’s currently Saturday morning, 00:34 or 12:34am, as I am writing this. This week has left me physically, and mentally exhausted. Mid way through the week I was feeling drained. I couldn’t hold myself together it seemed. The best way to describe how I was feeling, was that I dropped two chocolate chip cookies on the floor. I love chocolate chip cookies. What a waste of a good cookie.
That’s when I knew my body was feeling the wear of the work, and time I have been putting in. Working a day job 7-5, then working out 30min-1hr after work, then doing another 2-3 hours of my side work. I’ve been doing this routine for a while, and I could feel my body needing rest. I continued to push through regardless.
Friday came, and I could feel the exhaustion even more. I kept my composure the best I could at work. I’m a supervisor in a call center for a financial institution. I enjoy what I do, but I was feeling drained. I had to keep an upbeat attitude, and composed myself the best I could to keep morale up. We are going through some technological upgrades, and that means things crash and call volume goes up. Not going to bore you with the details.
I typically record a short podcast everyday, but this last week, I have not done that. I also typically do sales training in the world, but have not done that either. I’ve been drained of energy, that my body wanted that extra 30 minutes of rest in the morning. I’ve been ignoring my body, and that has caused some unhealthy side effects. Not listening to your mind and body can cause exhaustion, added stress, lack of creativity, and the loss of chocolate chip cookies.
Don’t ignore the signs
Signs? Like that one movie about the aliens whose weakness is water, and they come to a planet that’s made up of mostly water? No. But, if you feel the need for an aluminum foil hat, feel free.
These signs are in regards to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, so you can’t sue me
Lack of excitement for the day
Lack of energy and hustle
Lack of creativity
Not feeling hungry
Unable to create lists of the signs you promised to list out
You know your body. You know how you should feel. You know when you’re not feeling like you did. Listen to it. Fix that Sh*t as soon as possible. Don’t let innocent chocolate chip cookies fall to the ground, because you didn’t take care of yourself.
I haven’t wrote a long blog in a while. I feel this is the first step to recovering, and getting back to being me.
I now really want a chocolate chip cookie…