I appear to be having one. A low patch that is. I have been perfectly fine, enjoying the brisk Autumn weather and getting lots done and then BANG. It has like the Motivation Monster has been in the middle of the night and sucked it all out of me.
People say that is often the case after you have had a good couple of weeks. Or a great event. This is most annoying. I hate that I do not seem to have any control over it. I can't do anymore than I already am to keep myself upbeat. All the other factors in life at the moment are not in my control. Most of the time I can separate stressful things and by taking them individually deal with it. But sometimes things raise their heads all at once, screaming 'Me first! Me first!' and it feels like I am drowning.
Now going on past experience these phases, thankfully, only seem to last a couple of days, but they feel like an eternal stretch to me. When, to keep up with life as it is at the moment - with a young family - I need to be tip top all the time just to keep our head above the water. As my blog title was created to represent - to keep sailing along smoothly on our lake of life, my feet are paddling like crazy underneath.
A lack of sleep never helps, and I have to remind myself that I haven't had a long period of solid nights sleeps for almost nine years. Sometimes I have to remind myself that our plate is slighter fuller than a lot of peoples and life is not as straight forward for me and my family. Sometimes I have to remember to give myself a break if the house isn't as straight as I would like, if I am not keeping up with everything I would like to keep up with.
Sometimes it's o.k not to keep up. As long as you don't give up.