That one time I passed out....

Ok so the other night I passed out. One moment I was awake waiting to join in a twitter party, the next moment I woke up hours later. There was no warning, no slow progress, just lights out. I think that's a clear and big sign I need to slow down and get some rest.

falling asleep at computer

To be honest my body has been giving me signs it's tired for weeks now. From small signs like needing naps early in the day to more big signs like blanking out mentally. There was a few times my brain just stop. Literally. I couldn't remember what I was doing, thinking or even who I was for a few very weird minutes. I literally just stood where I was looking around.

You would think this moment would have been enough warning for me to slow down right? Well....

For the past few months I've been so focused on finishing projects so I can get started on other projects. I know it seems crazy. Why trade one thing for the same right? Well it's not really the same. The projects I've been focused on finishing now are not my projects. They brand related projects. I was hoping to finish up brand related projects so I can get started on MY own projects. Totally different. In my mind anyway since MY projects infuse me with life, joy and a reason to keep blogging after over 10 years.

And so I pushed myself to get things done. And pushed. And pushed.

But ironically not only were my days filled with finishing up brand related projects. But I was also busy dealing with life. And the unexpected moments that come with dealing with life.

The past few weeks I had to deal with lots of personal issues including my son's asthma which has meant many near sleepless nights. When your child needs help to breathe every 4 hours, no parent is going to take a chance of over sleeping and miss giving a dose. A few nights like that is enough to tire out anyone. Much less me who was already tired.

And so my body finally had enough and....knocked me out for a few hours.

Since that night, I've been forced to take a step back. Way back! It's scary to think that something like that can happen to me at anytime. I'm not looking for it to happen again.

I still have thing to get done but it's all happening way slower then it's been the past few months.



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13 comments:

  1. Oh wow - I hate waking up with that, "what just happened" feeling! Hopefully you'll get some time to take a break and enjoy some "you" time soon. Can't be all workand no play, right?

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  2. Hope you are back to 100% soon...everyone needs a break :)

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  3. Thanks. I'm being more careful and taking time to rest.

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  4. Wow, sounds kind of scary. Time to make a priority "to do" list, and focus on yourself, too. Hope you get some rest soon.

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  5. I'm glad you're taking the time to care for your health now, even though you were kind of forced too. Man, you must have been pooped!

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  6. Definitely take time to SLEEP! Your body needs it!

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  7. It's amazing how much better a person can feel and focus with enough sleep. Our body needs it badly and we don't get near enough of it. Take care of #1 so you can take care of #2, #3, #4, etc..my dad always says that.

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  8. Sounds like you might need to catch up on your sleep. I hate when I accidentally fall asleep when I have stuff to do.

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  9. Glad to hear you are taking a step back and getting rest. It is sometimes hard to remember that sleep is a necessity - not a luxury.

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  10. That is scary!! Take a break. Everything will be there when you get back.

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  11. Its easier said than done but give yourself some me time. Your son is so young which makes it harder but it does get easier to step away and find a few hours.

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  12. Oh, that's scary, glad you were okay but maybe get checked out by a doctor just in case. Tough that your DS has asthma. It's been a tough allergy season. Try to get more rest! :)

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