Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Exhaustion

Dude, I am so very tired today. I feel like I've been chasing that hope smoke we talked about earlier this week, and it's leading me in circles.

At the same time, I haven't had this hugely pressing schedule or anything. It's summer, and most days I can sleep as late as I'd like (though I did get up to play tennis this morning at 7 AM).

I think maybe I'm just recovering from launching another book, and the heavy weight of worry. Maybe? Have you ever felt more exhausted when you have hours and hours to do whatever you want? 

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20 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sorry, but I never have days like that. I still get up at 6:00 in the summer to get my daughter off to 2 hours of swim. And then go to work all day. I'd love to have lots of free time for a change. Except I know I won't enjoy when I'm laid off at my job. Sigh.

Em-Musing said...

I think it's an American way of being...not being able to relax and enjoy free time that is. Living here in Mexico, I've had to adjust to a different energy. I'm always being told to calm down, relax, don't worry, everything will get done. ('ugly American' might describe me in a bank line here). The good news, people in Mexico live longer.

Lori Ann Freeland said...

I am always more tired--or maybe it's more of a depression?--when I have less to do. Gives me more time to freak out about stuff and I have an overactive imagination:)

mshatch said...

I'm always tired except on my days off when I can sleep in (like today) but then it still seems like I don't have enough time to do everything! Actually, it never seems like I have enough time to do everything!

Stephanie McGee said...

The freer my time, the more laissez-faire I become and the less productive I am. I don't think it's so much exhaustion as it is "I have plenty of time, I'll get to that later" and then later never actually comes.

LTM said...

You've been working so hard! You definitely deserve a rest. And here's wishing you all the best of success w/book #2! <3

Julie Dao said...

I agree with Em - it's definitely an American way of living. We're so used to a fast-paced, hectic lifestyle of go, go, go! I hope you get a chance to rest and relax a little bit after all of your hard work!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I was feeling a bit this way a few days ago, so I read. Three books. Two days. Feeling much better :)

Miriam Forster said...

That's been me since we moved. Lots of free time, lots of exhaustion and non-motivation. It's not very fun. :(

Patti said...

Lack of sleep isn't necessarily the determining factor in exhaustion. Worry, stress, anxiety all add to it. Take a breather, go for a walk then have a piece of bacon.

Heather said...

I have! Something about having all that time makes you realize how fast and how long you've been running around with your head cut off. Exhaustion sets in deep then. (((hugs))) Hang in there!

Gina Blechman said...

That's how a lot of this summer has felt for me. I've had over two weeks off waiting for the new chain restaurant I work for to open, and I don't know what to do with myself except write and eat. Hang in there. :-)

~Gina Blechman

Krispy said...

It's weird when you feel tired, despite having tons of free time. I can see why in your case though; it seems like you're still in recovery from other stuff!

Right now, I WISH I had more free time. I'm slammed with stuff and feel like I could collapse any day now. Get some extra sleep for me! ;)

Jen Daiker said...

There aren't enough ME days. Even when we have open time our mind is racing far too fast to keep up. I find that I'm most exhausted the more open time I have because my mind works faster than my body.

Praying for the exhaustion to pass!

Matthew MacNish said...

I lifted weights for the first time in months yesterday. I can hardly move today.

Jenny Morris said...

Hopefully summer will give you the rest you need. ;0)

Liza said...

Get some good rest. You are a hard worker and you deserve it!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm completely and totally wiped out these days. Only a week & a half left before holidays, but right now it kinda seems forever... Then it was SO hot & humid today *yuck!* so I'm wiped too!

Carrie Butler said...

Amazon sent me one of those recommendation e-mails today. It was about Surrender and Possession! How cool is that? :D

Rest up!

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