I don't know if it's the post holiday burnout, the cold I've been trying to stave off for the past week (still haven't come down with it...knock on wood), or reintroducing my 6am workout routine but I am COMPLETELY exhausted this week. I'm the girl who never ever misses the chance to catch up with friends over happy hour, see a movie, or grab a bite to eat afterwork. I made it to HH at Iron Horse on Tuesday ($5 Makers Mark night...AMAZING) but other than that I've been saying no. Instead I've been coming home, curling up on the couch, watching TV (anyone catch Scandal last night? I think I'm actually starting to like Mellie...what is going on here?) or reading a book, and getting my butt in bed early (9:45 one night...stop judging). I was feeling a little bit guilty about telling my friends no, but now I'm going with it.
I've always been an extremely social person who likes to be involved in everything. I never pass up an invitation since I'm afraid of missing out on something fun. I'm starting to realize that's not sustainable. It wears you out. My body's telling me it needs to recharge this week and I need to listen to it. Passing on one happy hour or night out on the town doesn't mean my friends will never invite me out again (right guys?). I'm carrying this theme into the weekend...I've made very few plans and borrowed some DVDs from a coworker. Maybe the mood will strike me to go out but if not, I'll spend it at home and I won't feel guilty about missing out on something...because guess what? There will be plenty more chances to go out next week...and the week after that...and well you get the point.
How do you take time to recharge? Do you ever struggle with saying no to plans because you don't want to miss out? How do you deal with this?