10. You start to shut down after you’ve been active for too long.
Yes! And it takes me a while to bounce back.
Being around people and being “on” for the folks around me is tiring, but only if I’m subjected to it for a good, solid day. I really hate being the center of attention, but there are times when it is necessary.
There are times, during the holidays especially, where we are almost in a non-stop social groove. Parties, game nights, dinners, etc. Once January hits, I can’t socialize anymore for a while. I’m just tuckered out from all the interaction – even interaction with my best friends.
My husband and I are planning our 15th anniversary wedding renewal. I can hardly wait, but I’m also hesitant about the actual little ceremony because all eyes will be on us – on purpose. My wedding day was awesome, but it was much larger than this little soiree will be. And, yes, only those closest to us will be in attendance, so what’s the big deal, right?
I’m trying to keep my focus on all the other details so the ceremony won’t be a sticking point on my subconscious. Music has helped tremendously! I’ll jot down new songs while listening to my Pandora stations – ah, Pandora! How I love you!
Extroverts out there, don’t be offended when your introvert pals disappear for a while. They’ll be back…they need to rest up for the next round! 😉
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7. Downtime doesn’t feel unproductive to you.
Hear that? It’s absolutely nothing! Mondays are often my recharge day.
Weekends are busy with family, shopping, church work, and/or church socializing – and for me, that’s draining. I’m fortunate to work a part-time job so I most often end up catching up on ME on Mondays. I’m sure my husband doesn’t really like hearing that…sorry, hon!
Today was gorgeous outside, but I just stayed in until I had to run an errand or two before picking the kids up from school. The dog, as always, was my lazy companion. He’s a Pug, so it’s just in his nature.
There are some days where being unproductive is frustrating. Usually it’s those days where I have a clear goal in mind for the day and just about anything and everything pops up just to spite me and my plans.
Lazy days I am perfectly fine with doing nothing. And by doing nothing I mean no real goals. I’ll work on laundry a bit, take the dog out, prep supper, make sure the dishes are done – I’m not a complete waste! 🙂
After a busy couple of days, I need to recharge in silence and at my own pace.
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Still feeling pretty great, aside from being very tired. Body’s kind of sore from a lot of walking around, standing around, blah, blah, blah.
We had a fantastic time with our service projects today. The first was heading out to a rather busy intersection near the church with our “Honk for Hunger” signs and counted how many cars honked at us…over 200 for the day! Last year it was around 120.
Then we came back to make simple sack lunches. The kids made 27 lunches and we headed downtown to Central Park and handed them ALL out to 27 people who took us up on our offer. We had so many people request we give the lunch to someone who needs one – the kids were discouraged, but soon realized how refreshing that honesty was from complete strangers. We felt that all the people who took lunches truly needed something to eat and were very appreciative. I think we all learned a lesson today.
We just finished up with a bit of downtime. Now for the last game of the famine, some discussion and devotion, praise songs and then we’re off to break our fast (yay!) with some pizza and bowling!
I made it another year…and even more excited for the next 30-Hour Famine!
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We’re almost 9 hours into the famine. No one is really complaining (they didn’t last year), however, we’re down to one cracker every few hours after the special games. We hydrate with about 6 oz of water or juice every few hours, too.
I’m more tired than anything, as I’ve been on the go since 6:30 am. *yawn*
We have our signs prepped for our walk along a pretty busy neighborhood street – we’ll be in two groups and we’ll see which groups gets the most honks! Fun, huh? 😉
I’m looking forward to some shut-eye…I’m quite exhausted.
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