Busy. Busy. Busy. We're all soooo "busy"and we're all dealing with or going through something. I've felt especially busy lately, and been completely exhausted. A ready to fall asleep at any moment (which I now do quite often) kind of exhausted. Whether you work for someone, run one business (or two), are single, in a relationship, have 1 or 3 children, chances are that you have a lot going on. This is the age of "busy." And to top it off, cell phones, social media, laptops, iPads, and now iPad minis make our lives easy, and let's face it–they're fun. But they also rob us of the independence that we as humans used to have not too long ago. I have felt pulled in about a million-and-a-half directions lately, and I'm sure many (ok–most) of you can relate to feeling this way.
I have spent much of the past two years trying to find this elusive "balance" that people speak of. And for a while, I thought I finallyhad it. I took advantage of my weekends, give myself 4-5 hours a week at CrossFit (that very important "me time"), and I even stopped working until midnight and going to sleep between 2-3 am. I even cut back on blog posts and because I just couldn't handle posting daily. In spite of all these positive changes, I've been sick multiple times the past year. I wasn't using my body correctly and lost CrossFit for four months. I've been in PT since March, went through a breakup, and then finally started to feel better until I got sick with shingles. Because that's still a thing in 2013 and it was likely caused by stress. I have, at times, felt that I just can't catch a break. I am not saying this to complain, because in spite of all of this, I am happier than I've ever been and am so grateful for all the good things in my life. So grateful.
I thought my exhaustion might be from these early morning workouts, but that doesn't make sense since I'm getting the same amount of sleep that I used to get (if not more). And I am completely exhausted on days that I don't work out. I haven't felt very well if I have more than one drink, and hav had to call it an early night more times than I can count lately because I'm tired. I can't seem to shake whatever is going on right now, so tomorrow, after months of not feeling like myself, I am finally going to see the doctor.
So tell me–have you dealt with something similar? What's something you're struggling with right now? And finally, how have you found balance in your life?