Happy Monday! For those of you who were hit hard by a snow storm, I hope you are digging out! It was crazy to see how much snow the Northeast got over the weekend. I am SO glad that was not me as I am really over snow. Luckily we just maybe got 4" yesterday?
I had a super productive, yet fun weekend. On the productive side, I filed my taxes, studied for 11 hours, got caught up on ironing, ran 6 chilly miles outdoors, assembled and froze the lasagna that I'll make for my dinner party next weekend, and cleaned out/purged 2 closets! On the fun side, I went out to dinner with a couple I hadn't seen in about a year, had fun at a game night at Phil's where I learned how to play a new game (Catan, it's a favorite game in his group of friends), caught up with Mandy on the phone, and ended the weekend with a video knitting night chat with Becky and Kyla!
Oy vey. I almost get tired just typing that all out... It was a fun, full weekend, but I can't say I felt all that relaxed and refreshed at the end. Instead I feel sort of exhausted and spread thin as I moved from one thing to the next with very little downtime. But I think I just have to accept that this is how life will be until after the move... or until after the CFA exam in June most likely. I struggled with feeling overwhelmed and spread thin last year when studying for level II and those feelings are exacerbated this year since I now have to fit in pre-moving tasks and trying to see as many family and friends as I possibly can before I move in early April.
So in the mean time, I am trying to find time each day and each weekend to do something for myself, whether that is going for a run or spending an hour reading. And I am reminding myself that this is a temporary phase and that life will return to normal soon (well, at least a new normal as I'll be in Charlotte when things slow down eventually).
I am also trying to not put too much pressure on myself to SEE EVERYONE and DO EVERYTHING I think I should before moving. I have a limited amount of free time and I want to spend a significant amount of that free time with Phil before moving, which might mean saying no to some dinners or happy hours that I'd like to say yes to...
What do you do when you start to feel overwhelmed? Are you good at making time for yourself during the busiest seasons of your life?