Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Confessions of a Workaholic

After going on a hiatus from the blog, I'm not sure this is the best topic for my return...but honestly, it coincides with the reason for my hiatus...anyway...

Do you have a jam-packed, just-give-me-a-minute, no-time-for-a-shower schedule? Yes, me too.  And this week, I'm just tired of it.  After 5 weeks of brutal, non-stop real job work, school/studying work, and traveling, I'm reaching my breaking point.

I'm JUST tired of feeling GUILTY if I want to take 30-60 minutes to sit with my hubby and watch TV at night.  And if you ask him, I DON'T even watch the TV....I'm reading something for school on the couch versus my desk or responding to an email on my phone vs my computer.  I'm tired of having piles of laundry and dirty dishes in the sink that I have to "fit" in-between grading essays and writing essays.

...I've figured it out, I'm a workaholic!  I'm addicted to working!  I'm addicted to constantly being busy.

But I know I am not the only one.  It seems like so many of us are working so hard and so much.  Free time? HA!

And then I feel even worse when I think, "I DON'T EVEN HAVE KIDS!"

Why am I...or better yet...why are WE doing this to ourselves?

Sorry, but I don't have an answer for you.  I just know I have ALWAYS been like this.  I used to pack 3-4 bags in college because I would leave my room at 7 am and not return until 10 pm.  I guess some things never change.

The reason it is bothering me so much (as of late) is because I know the effects it is has had on my health.

Adrenal Fatigue.

Ever heard of it?  Probably not because there is no medication for it so conventional medicine doesn't really address it.

I was super excited to see the Balanced Bites podcast throw out a "Question Pic" on Instagram for a future episode about the subject.  Even though I just read an entire book about it for school, I feel like I need to know more.

Okay, end rant.

I'll go back to being Happily Ever Kate...stay turned for a future post about Adrenal Fatigue!  I believe this is a super important topic for so many of us.

And I promise, plenty more posts to come...I've been inspired!

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