31 Days of Grace
Last week, seriously for seven days straight, I went to bed every night close to 1:00 am because I was working on things. And yesterday, all that going-to-bed-way-too-late stuff finally caught up with me. I climbed into bed shortly after 8:30 last night because I was so exhausted, I was starting to feel slightly under the weather. Does that happen to anyone else?
The thing is, I had to convince myself this was ok. And it was a hard bargain to drive. It's not like I didn't have about a thousand things to do other than climb into bed. Projects, assignments, chores, responsibilities, and more ... these were all screaming at me to get out of bed and do! But I knew I couldn't. Going to bed was the right choice. Rest was the right choice.
I expect a lot out of myself. But sometimes I need to remember to extend grace to myself and say, no matter how long your to-do list, just put on some pj pants, and sleep!
And don't go to bed so late this week.