Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Life is a little hectic of late. I had deadlines on three major projects all within 10 days. A couple of these projects included collaborators, who haven't been collaborating. The plan was for these things to be spread out over four weeks, but I was out almost two weeks in February with mom's death. Add to this, the Metro Rail system is doing "Major Rebuilding" on my line - to minimize time spent waiting for overcrowded trains, I am working three extra long days in the office (10-11 hours) and telecommuting the rest of the week. I am surprised by how impacted emotionally I am by mom's death.
The warning signs are here - someone emailed asking how I was doing and I found myself getting emotional in the office responding to the email (being honest in my answer.) I find myself irritated by things that normally wouldn't bother me. I wonder if it is time to think about retirement. I fantasize about booking a trip and going away - today. I am getting close to a double red flag there.
It is time for a little self care. Time to take a day and do what I want to do. Time to sleep in, or go to sleep early. Time to let the emotions and feeling flow as they need to - time to heal. Time for me to cook and bake and feel creative. Time to control the music and other things that enter my psyche. Time to restore balance in my life.
What are the warning flags in your life?