I called in today. This is only the second time that I have called in since I started my job over a year ago. I have been very particular about not using any of my time off since I found out I was pregnant because I’m going to need that money.
But today I gave in.
Remember how I was talking about taking care of myself? I felt pretty rotten yesterday and then I only slept about 4.5 hours last night. I woke up at 4 AM and never went back to sleep. When I gave up and got up at 5:30 I was cranky and my head felt like it was full of bees and I was so tired. The honest truth was that I wasn’t going to get anything done today and I had a doctor’s appointment first thing so I called in and promised myself a self care day.
How am I caring for myself today? First, I am taking my time. Second, I am reading. Third, I am trying to focus on one thing at a time. Fourth, I went to the store and got actual real food to eat. Fifth, and most importantly, I am just trying to be kind to myself. I have done exceptionally well, imho. I haven’t asked for anything special. But today I think it’s important to get the rest that I need.