Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time

Going through some fairly stressful times at work and the weekends have been pretty hectic too. Went off on five trips on successive weekends and that has left me with even more stress. I enjoyed myself thoroughly but the after effects were the problem.

I'm not sure how other people feel but I need space, I need time for myself. I need to read a little, I need to reflect, I need to think. I also like to take little naps in the afternoon and that seems to help my system as well.

When I don't get my dose of space I start feeling more and more frazzled.

I've sort of managed to salvage something from this Saturday, could not get much reading done but at least I slept for a while. Now plotting on how to extract the maximum from tomorrow, have a practice in the morning, gym in the afternoon....aargh its beginning to sound all too stressful again.......

7 comments:

gutterflower said...

I know the feeling. I NEED my space as well. I stop functioning properly without it.

Week ends are such a chore now, because everything that can't be done during the week inevitably gets pushed into the week end.

Good luck with the stress free Sunday. :)

Makuluwo said...

It's just one of the those times that everyone has, that feels like you're running on a nonstop treadmill.

If it reaches the Uber Hectic point, when you're rushing around so much, snapping at people for no reason, and your brain's about to explode (been there), then tis time to stop and shut EVERYthing off and take a 2 day vacation far, far away. Or else. ;)

Delilah said...

Without space i will suffocate. I know what you mean about trips and socialising. As much as i enjoy them i sometimes end up feeling robbed of my space. which is why some weekends i prefer to switch off the phone and spend time with myself. try it sometime:)

PseudoRandom said...

I think you'll find a lot of bloggers identify with your need for space. Blogging is self-indulgent, and it provides an excellent opportunity to think and reflect.

I think the trick is not to make a list of all the things you need to do tomorrow :-). Just take each activity as it comes. If you concentrate on each one separately, they won't appear to pile up so quickly. Or at least I hope so :-).

Jack Point said...

I'm glad to see that I am not alone in my need for space...

Gutter - so far things are looking ok, had hoppers for breakfast which is a good way to reduce stress and now only the gym to clear in teh afternoon.

Delilah - will try your idea of switching off the phone sometime:)

Makuluwo - have made the reservation at a bungalow for May, need to ensure that it turns out slow and relaxed rather than an orgy of drinking and feasting.

PR - yeah, I'm beginning to find quite blogging therapeutic, in a way.

pissu perera said...

you know, all religion aside, i think the jews and whoever else observed the sabbath knew what they were talking about. i'm finding myself wishing for one more and more.

Middle Child said...

"but I need space, I need time for myself. I need to read a little, I need to reflect, I need to think. I also like to take little naps in the afternoon and that seems to help my system as well"

HA ! :D so glad I'm not the only one craving for space.