Kerri Sackville's post today made me realise just how tired I am. You know how you know you're tired but you just try to forget it and drink too many coffees and forge ahead? I'm there. Mine is not so much a physical tiredness - I'm actually getting more sleep right now than I have for ages, with my insomnia finally deciding that it was done playing with me for a while - but mental exhaustion.
I am so tired of thinking.
My head is full of thoughts all the time. From the moment I wake up to the last ten seconds before I finally fall asleep mid 'I really must xxxx tomorrow'. I am thinking about the boys, The Builder, the house, the bills, the weeding (I'm looking at the image on this post and thinking about the fact that I have more gardening to do...), the fact that I didn't buy the curtain rings yet despite many, many notes to self.
I am thinking about the edits on my novel and having trouble keeping ideas for the next one at bay. I am trying out some new things work-wise and they require a whole lot of extra thought. I have two feature articles on the go, plus some work for regular corporate clients that needs to be monitored.
I am thinking about the fact that I still have not unpacked the 'desk' box in my study - which means that the filing system is not happening. I am thinking that it is ridiculous that I do not have time to unpack the desk box.
I am thinking about what to have for dinner tonight, and tomorrow night and every night ad nauseam.
I am thinking about what time I will need to get up on Friday morning to make a 10.30 appointment in the Big Smoke. I am thinking about my flights to the ProBlogger Event in October. I am thinking about whether or not I have remembered to book accommodation for said event.
I am thinking about Mr8's school work and Mr5's reading. I am thinking that I haven't remembered to subscribe to the Reading Eggs website (have you seen it? It's great for kids!). I am thinking that I haven't bought a birthday present for Mr5's friend or a wedding present for the two (!) weddings I'm attending in the next three weeks.
I am thinking that if I don't get off the internet soon I will be late to pick the boys up from school...
Always, always thinking.
I'm not sure a holiday helps with this kind of tiredness. As they say, 'wherever you go, there you are'. Maybe I should try meditation, or yoga, or some other short break from my brain.
Any suggestions? What strategies do you have in place for giving your mind a rest?