Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello there, friend,

I often think there are times for exceptions. Life can get stressful, busy, exhausting, overwhelming, unbearable. Those times should be the exception, not the rule. It's a slippery slope, though, between the exception and the rule, and I think it's important to be aware enough of ourselves to see when we've slipped from one to the other.

I just went through this a few weeks ago. I had one all-too-busy week, then another, then another. I was complaining about being too busy and feeling overwhelmed all the time. Finally, I had this thought: This is not a way to live. It was time to evaluate things and try to get back into balance. Because I, like you, was feeling desperate for some time alone, preferably for a few days on my own version of a desert island.

I'm not saying that this is what's going on with you. But whatever is going on, it sounds like you need to step back and take a break. Switch some things up. Say no to whatever you can. Get quiet and listen to what your heart needs. I'm with you in this, and I wish you many moments of rest and peace today.