So, this was one of those mornings that I could have slept in for a bazillion hours. I am worn out. It’s a good worn out, though. I am working my heart out on my passion and that makes me happy. Only 8 days left to get this puppy ready to go and I’m gonna do it, I say! Yesterday, I worked until 5:20 or so and then my honey and I went out on a date! It was difficult to keep my mind in the present when I still had forty thousand book and publishing thoughts rolling around in my skull, but somehow I was able to have a terrific and restful night. But last night at about 8 o’clock, it hit me….the dreaded exhaustion. I haven’t been feeling super great lately–think I’ve come down with some sort of bug–and I’ve been pulling some extreme hours, so my body was like, “Whoa! Slow down there, hoss! You need to chill out for a while!”

So, I stayed slumped on the couch for about five hours last night, LOL. This morning, I woke up and was ready to get going, but I am going to try and take it slow. Gonna enjoy some green tea and remember that a WHOLE lot can be accomplished in 8 days. A LOT. I don’t have to work myself to death to get this done. It will get done. I’ve been working hard on this book for almost three years. It is *THIS* close to being ready.

I suppose this is a weird post when it comes to balance, but sometimes, you have to go on overdrive in order to have a period of rest later. That’s part of being balanced, too. We can’t always be slow and steady and calm. Sometimes we have to churn the waves and get some serious swimming done before we can breathe on the safety of the shore.

I hope this is a happy Thursday for you!

Off to get some work done. 🙂


Balance: Going on Overdrive
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  • You can do it girly! I know that you can =)

    • Awww, thanks, girl! Yeah…I am definitely at that manic stage when you realize you have a ton of work to do, but I know it will get done. Thanks for your encouragement and support! Miss you! Can’t wait to see you Sunday!

  • Kelli

    You’re awesome! Sprint to the finish!

  • In the software industry, we call this “crunch time.” It’s the final sprint to the deadline, where you expect your team to put in a few extra hours in order to finish on time.

    Just remember that crunch time is not sustainable. While you can do a week or two of consistent overtime, your overall performance declines if you consistently work much more than about 40 hours a week. There’s innumerable scientific studies to prove it.

    So, if you feel it’s time for a short break, take one. Get back to it when you are refreshed.

    • Yeah, I made my self stop working sometime after five on Wednesday and Thursday. Definitely can’t do crunch time forever. 🙂 Unfortunately, the hubby and I have come down with some sort of stomach flu during all of this, so I’m trying to rest as much as possible while still getting a TON completed, LOL. Missed martial arts last night! However, what we have is contagious so we didn’t want to “spread the love”, LOL.


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