Did you ever wake up feeling exhausted? You had only a few hours of sleep and you don't look forward to the day, drained. Today is one of those days for me. I really don't understand where I get the energy from to write this post. Husband is away and both children sleep in my bed. Three is a crowd. Finally, at 5:30 I decided to move to another bed. From 5:30 to 7:00 I was worried: 'how am I going to get through the day feeling exhausted?'. I woke up really really cranky and could not hide it from my children. They tried their best. 8 Year old Lisa said she was going to be my helper the whole day, maybe even for 2 days! She was going to do everything I wanted. Sounds great doesn't it? Very sweet. 11 Year old Nina had a different approach. She mixed her own blend of oils and put it in the diffuser. She said "Mom, come inside, it smells really nice, I created a blend just for you". She continued: "Peppermint to get you more energy, Balance to make you feel, well, balanced, Elevation to improve your mood and I also added Serenity. No idea what it does, but it sounds like you could do with some Serenity". She added: "I take back everything I said yesterday". We had a bit of an argument yesterday.
Indeed, it smelled divine. Despite my tiredness, I went for a run. I know I can't run tomorrow, nor the day after, so today was the day. When I came home, the diffuser was still on. Oooops! Happens when you're tired. It smelled lovely. And this is how I continued my day. Like it or not, I made a small to-do-list yesterday and I just worked through them step by step. Without this is I think I would have been lost, thinking what to do next, brains not working properly. I even filmed a little video for a small group of runners, helping them with tips and tricks for their upcoming run! Weird, getting so much done in this state.
My point is actually: children often just seem to know what's best for their parents. Having a little 8 year old helper is wonderful. When I look up the oils they are JUST the right ones! With a big big emphasis on Peppermint, this kicks butt. So I'm sniffing away on the Peppermint, behind my computer, getting more things done than I expected, and it feels great!
Tomorrow is another day, let's be grateful for this day, tired or not.
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