COVID19 Goals Work

Day 62: Sometimes You Don’t Check Off All the Boxes

May 16, 2020

And it’s okay πŸ™‚

For the record, even though I looooove tracking things, writing things, thinking about productivity — I sometimes crave a break from . . . well, myself.

I feel really tired today. Almost like I am getting sick, but no fever or anything. I am hoping that it’s just the cumulative stress of call + a lot of work stuff + pandemic. You know, the usual.

Yesterday I did not work out, did not go outside, did not read, etc. I will say that over time I have learned to be kinder to myself when it comes to breaks. When I feel super tired, I sleep until the kids wake up. I will skip a workout (or 3). I will ask Josh to help me with bedtime (he put all 3 to bed last night). I will bring goals/to-do activities down to what is truly essential (ie, make sure kids getting basic needs fulfilled, care for patients, and make sure no GME-related disasters are occurring).

And I really think the relative rest (ie: bare bones life responsibilities without any ‘extras’) is just necessary sometimes. I always come back stronger when I periodically LET MYSELF relax and just lean into the feeling of being gentle with my own mind and body. Often one day is not enough. 2-3 days are usually perfect. My Strava records often show a completely empty week of workouts every 2-3 months among weeks of very consistent exercise.

And that is why this post is late today! Call day #5/7. So far I haven’t had to go to the hospital. We will see what unfolds.

more puddles.


  • Reply Coco May 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    fully agree to be kinder to ourselves. I get one of those days after few weeks. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Omdg May 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Engage your inner questioner and embrace the idea that taking care of yourself is sometimes the right thing to do, even if doing so forces you to set aside the expectations of other, and your internal expectations for yourself. 😜.

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  • Reply Marcia (OrganisingQueen) May 18, 2020 at 10:54 am

    my body usually hits a wall and I have a headache which is my signal because I am out of it for a full day. I used to fight it years ago; now I embrace it and when I’m back, I feel amazing, rested and able to be productive again.

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