As a bit of a tangent to this, I had a fortune teller read my cards in August when I was in Brighton and she said that for the next three months I need to be selfish and put myself first. Well, I'm a skeptic at heart and afterwards I thought some not so nice things about how obvious her advice was given that at the time I was running on limited sleep and a bit of stress about an impending work presentation. Anyway, back to Simple Soulful. The first two classes have been about 'taking care of yourself' and 'making space'. Sound familiar? And as I've reflected this week I've realised that I'm absolutely exhausted. It's been creeping up on me for a few weeks, but I'm pooped. Not in a way that comes from too much work, or too much running around and definitely not the kind of exhausted you get after a day of physical activity. Oh no, I'm the running on empty batteries, emotionally drained kind of exhausted. It's been a tough year - amazing and fun and full of wonderful memories, but tough.
And so I've started running again. I'm possibly the worst runner in the world, but I quite enjoy the quietness of it and the peace of just being with "me" for a little while. And, becuase we both need a break quite badly, this weekend Matthias and I are having a mini-break up at Usedom. A bit of a last minute decision but we're catching the train on Friday night, spending a night in Zinnowitz and will be back in Berlin on Saturday evening. We're unplugging, unhooking, signing out and spending 24 hours on the beaches of the Baltic sea.
What are you doing to take care of you?