First thing, everyone's ok. And that, as they say, is the most important thing.
But the little things all piled up on me. Work was a catastrophe. Everything I did, or didn't say or do, went wrong. Home was a disaster. I said the wrong thing to the wrong person, more than once. Pressed the wrong button. Toddler girl wasn't sleeping. At all. As a result I was exhausted, which only compounded the problem.
I lost motivation with absolutely everything. Ever felt like that? It's difficult to recover from quickly, but I knew I needed to. So here's how I continue to try and get some va va voom back...
I slept like no other at the weekend. Finally, finally toddler girl slept for an extended period. Husband took both kids swimming on Saturday morning and I stayed in bed until 10am. 10am!
Work has the capacity to fill my brain and drain it of everything else. Faced with a few difficult problems, I switched off from it for a couple of days. No email checking, no thinking about it. I parked it in the 'think about it on Monday' space to give me some perspective. It helped.
It took a quiet evening talking with husband to reboot. Who do I work for? Actually our family. Rebooting made me realise what I was doing all this for. Which helps.
I've hatched a plan for a day off when the kids are being looked after. This small thing, which is a few weeks away, is enough to get me through the next few busy weeks.
So all in, I feel better. Not perfect, but better. Perspective helps a lot.
How was your week? I'd love to know how you get through when everything seems to go wrong.