I’ve been struggling to find the right balance in my life. I am a pleaser. I do things that I think others need/want/expect me to do over things that make me happy. I found this image and have it on my phone as a reminder to myself:
It has been quite useful. I was stressed last week and upset over a multitude of different things. None of the things bothering me were a big deal in and of themselves, but put together, I exploded. I apologize if I was rude/mean/short/distant/grumpy/etc. to you last week. And thankfully, for now, my grumpy mood has passed.
But my passing grumpy mood may mean that you won’t be seeing as much of me for a while. I am taking some time to go to the gym, spend more time at home, cross things off my to-do list and do the things that make me happy (see: Do What Matters, Forget The Rest). I need to reboot myself and my attitude.
And thank you to those who listened to my whining last week and I am thankful for you listening ears, kind words and hugs.