It's been a long time since I've felt the need to cry. Like literally months (which I think it is a new Jess record)! The tears started welling up a few times on Monday and Tuesday which is my signal that I need to calm the F down. My dad told me a long time ago that "there is no crying in business" and I like to keep it that way. Plus it usually ends up ruining my makeup and my face gets all red and blotchy. I'm sorry but I've never seen a pretty crier.
By the end of Tuesday I was so completely and utterly overwhelmed and mentally drained that I made the executive decision the take yesterday off. But not before I got a good breakdown in while on the phone with my dad. Just another perk of being in business with family!
So yesterday I literally turned off my phone for a good portion of the day, didn't respond to one email, and laid in bed reading some crappy chick novel about the horrors of being a bridesmaid. I laid in bed all day. I drank coffee, read, took a nap, read some more, and almost fell asleep for nap #2. And I didn't think about business at all. I painted my nails, went out to dinner and watched a movie (I highly recommend Life of Pi).
When I woke up yesterday morning I felt like I was completely renewed. And got more done than I had anticipated.
I definitely learned this week that:
- I need to turn work off for at least a little while each night... no emails or social media
- I need to give myself time to think about/do something other than work a few nights a week
- sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is nothing