Too Much Work and Not Enough Rest

By Kim Strobel

February 13, 2020

Let’s be real—sometimes we all deserve a chance to slow down

See that bed right there? Yep, it’s 5:00 Friday and I’m literally crawling into it.

I keep wondering when and how my life will slow down. 

I am so passionate about helping women unleash their bigness and find the hidden gems that reside in each and every one of them. It lights a 🔥 in me that feels so meaningful and impactful. 

I’m also so passionate about education and our students. 

But having two full-time businesses for the last two years has me on a cycle of living, breathing, thinking, plotting, planning, and executing and frankly, I’m exhausted. And my brain is so used to the cycle of “go, go, go” that it’s simply the norm for me and now it feels uncomfortable to slow down. And that’s a problem. 

I’m not sleeping well because if I wake up to pee (which happens all the damn time), then my brain immediately turns on and I can’t go back to sleep. 

I even used my husband’s ridiculous remedy for sleep this week (NyQuil) and it worked like a charm, but it knocked me out in such a way that I peed the bed. Seriously, I thought I was sitting on the toilet (you know that dream, right?) and caught myself halfway through. (46 and still pees the bed I guess). 🤦‍♀️🤣

Look… my ambition is wonderful and to live my current life is magnificent in oh so many ways… a dream come true, but it also makes it hard to put the brakes on and slow down the fast-growing machine.

So today, I majorly pushed back two of my deadlines because I decided something had to give. 

I had nothing left in me. I started to fantasize about being a bear and going into hibernation. I guess that could be how I found myself crawling into bed so early. 

So, I’m just sharing this with you because this is me and this is life and it’s just real talk with real people. 

Thank you for sharing this space with me.

P.S. I am planning a much needed beach trip or a relaxation retreat at the end of the month.

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