Somedays I’m really tired. Today is one of those days for me and yesterday was, too. I find the difficult thing when you’re tired and a mom or basically tired and have any responsibility you have to get over yourself. Yea, I’m particularly bad at this.
When I’m sleep deprived I’m cranky and I want the world to stop and say to me, Liz lay down do you want some junk food and trashy tv to make you feel better?! Why, yes, world, I do thank you for noticing and thinking of me.
That doesn’t ever happen, however. When I’m tired guess what?!?!
Nobody CARES! NOBODY!
It’s totally rude. I’ve decided that it’s time for me to take a stand and care for myself in these moments. Instead of taking on everyone else’s way of thinking I’m going to be more patient, more kind, and more understanding of myself when I’m tired.
It’s okay to not do everything you thought you were going to do. It’s okay to let yourself sit down, go to bed early, or whatever it is you need. Heck it’s more than okay it’s YOUR JOB. It’s easier for me to forget in this world where I’m worried about so many things I sometimes forget to worry about my own needs, even the most basic one of sleep.
So tonight I’m going to bed.
I’m going to bed with a long to do list left unfinished.
I’m going to bed with a few glasses in my sink.
I’m going to bed not having done a 10 step perfect bedtime routine that will make me that much closer to world domination tomorrow.
I’m going to get in my bed and read my book and fall asleep at an ungodly hour.
Because I’m tired and when you are tired you need sleep.