I have a full day, today. My meetings are starting at 9:00, and then I have them going pretty much all day. I’m not going to get much of a break at all today. Fortunately, things will be over earlier than usual. But I still need to be on a conference call at the end of the day.
I am running a little behind, because I had to exercise more today. I have been too sedentary, and it’s causing me pain. So, I did some extra exercise. I also have more things to take care of at home, today.
At 4:30, I am getting the rear tire changed on my car. So, I have to leave work early. I will dial into the conference call at 4:00 and listen in. It’s just a listening call – nothing I have to actually speak to – so, I can drive while I’m listening. I can plug my phone into my car radio (with a tape player converter) and listen on my radio while I drive. So, I will be hands-free. And I won’t miss anything.
There is a lot to do, and I am balancing a lot. I have to be smart about what I choose to do.
It’s all a balancing act.
Likewise, in my non-work life, I need to pick and choose between what I will and will not do. I do NOT have unlimited energy, and I need to take care of myself. So, that means taking things off my plate, which is currently my favorite thing to do. I’ve been overbooked for many, many years, because I have needed to keep my stress levels up to stay alert due to my sleepy post-TBI brain. But now I have better tools and skills on hand, than stress, to keep myself going.
So, I’m picking and choosing.
And letting things go.
And it feels great.