So Mercury is in retrograde, stress is surrounding me, too much to do and too little time. Can you relate? My daughter is turning 13 in a month, she is doing great in school and going to be the lead in Guys and Dolls this weekend. She is also in her first Community Theater show and has had rehearsal all week for The Little Mermaid opening in June - her birthday weekend. Not to mention she is doing standardize testing in public school... is flirting with boys, is going to be in a parade with her band in a week. She seems unfazed, however typing this makes me tired. Work has been unstable, stressful and especially challenging. I have staff who are passionate about patient outcomes (meaning - throwing fits to get what they want), executives worrying about the bottom line (meaning - not wanting to spend $$ on providing what my staff want) and Supervisors who are losing their minds as they are trying to make everyone happy. Me -- I am the boss, trying to keep everyone from going ballistic. It is almost Friday -- one more day until the weekend. I do love my weekends. I am very fortunate that I like my husband, we have a lot in common and we only have one kid so we get to spend great quality time together.
What is my point? In reviewing my week, I am aware of the self care that I have provided. I got a good amount of sleep 7-8 hours a night, meditated about 3 times this week (goal is at least 5, but I did better than last week) and although very busy, had some quality time with my husband. My daughter was at the theater most evenings but seems pretty happy. When my family is happy, I am happy. When my work family is unhappy it makes me concerned but I know what to do to help them. I focus on what we can control and remind everyone that each of us are doing the best we can in the moment. Everything is a learning experience and tomorrow we will be wiser and have more empathy than the day before. So take a deep breathe, hold it, and let it go with the stress of the day. We will all be wiser and more balanced tomorrow.