This plus that equals…. tiredness
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about tiredness, both mental and physical .
I’m the mum of a three-year old, so of course I’m tired. At the moment I seem to be feeling it more than usual. Here’s why.
Recently we’ve all been ill. First L, then me, then husb, then me again. It seems never-ending and it’s hard to recover from when you don’t actually have anytime to recover!
Recently L has been a handful. Every little thing seems to result in a tantrum. The answer is always no. Leaving the house takes forever and drives me to my limits. Simple tasks are anything but. I know it’s all part of being a toddler but it is a lot at the moment.
I am Busy
I never seem to stop. I’m desperately trying to keep on top of the housework. Trying to spend as much time as I can with L. Trying to take some of the burden off my husband by doing things he usually would. Working. Organising. Doing everything other than rest.
Lack of Exercise
I’ve never done much by the means of exercise. Never as much as I should. But I have always been active. Walked miles and miles. Cycled when I got half a moment. But it’s a vicious cycle. When you are busy these things that seem like leisure time are the first to go. When you are tired, active things are the easiest to skip. But by not doing them I actually feel more tired, less in control and unable to use my time as effectively.
L is up at 6am, every morning without fail. That in itself is not too bad, I’ve always been an early riser so I don’t mind that he is. But I have been sleeping very poorly recently. Unable to get comfortable. Suffering with a busy mind. We got a new mattress this week, which I’m hoping will help. I’m also making an effort to get to bed at a better time every evening.
I know none of these things are unusual. Not at all. In fact they are no different to me now then they were 6 months ago. For some reason at the moment, they have all combined to leave me a shell of myself. Just going through the motions, like the sleep deprived mum I was when L was a newborn.
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