11:26pm. Today was beyond emotional. I spent a large part of last night working on the slides for the presentation I had to do for a training program and then had to be at work at 8am – which isn’t too great when you sleep at 2am. Between being super tired and going through the presentation/making final changes, I was dealing with team members from other work assignments I am involved in and responding to requests from various managers. Being “spread too thin” is an understatement. Luckily, I’m working on some interesting clients/work streams so that makes up for the tiredness.
The presentation itself didn’t go so amazingly but my group was noted for having the best slides that could actually “sell” a product/service to a client – I was beyond pleased because I put forth the effort and it clearly showed. After the presentation, I went back to the office to wrap up some loose ends relating to other work functions which further added to my tiredness, but it had to be done. I know now that this is not working. At this point, it seems that I am always moving from exhausted to tired and back again. From here on out, I am done with this – it is more than clear that I need to take care of myself (mind, body and soul) and have enough rest before I attempt to tackle the large volume of work on my plate. I am priority number one. Some would call it being selfish, but I believe that it is self-ful – caring enough about myself. Off to bed.