I had an exhausting week. It started out well, but several factors conspired to make things challenging:
1) The Time Change --> bedtime wasn't as terrible of a struggle as I thought it might be, but I put the kids to bed later all week. After 8. Which meant the tiny slice of rest/relaxation time I counted on in the evenings mostly disappeared.
2) Josh had a really busy work week --> so, I was alone for bedtime 4/5 nights, and our nanny did the other one.
3) Work was really really busy for me too --> to the point where I never really got caught up, despite trying my absolute best to be efficient. This was really frustrating. I am starting to feel like the urgent is overtaking the important, day after day, and it is wearing on me.
Thankfully it is the weekend. I am determined not to spend it worried about the phone calls I still have to make or how hectic next week is going to be. I had an unpleasant hurried feeling all week -- where I felt like I was always behind and therefore always rushing. I am a little bit at a loss as to how to make things better. I was listening to some podcast where the speaker was talking about operating from an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity one with respect to time. I definitely treat my time like it is scarce. Because it feels scarce. I would like to change this, but I am not sure how.
That said, perhaps a relatively calm weekend with a lot of family time (and some Josh time, and hopefully a bit of me time) will help.