Friday, January 3, 2014

TGIF

Oh yeah. Usually, I don't really feel the difference between weekend and work. I used to think I did, but it's been years since I did mainly physical work.

This week, was short, but I've sanded, chipped at plaster, painted and glued from Monday, only taking New Year's day off.

My body's aching. I'm getting hay fever from all the dust. My brain is feeling like mush. I'm taking a break this weekend, mainly to read and relax.

It's important to me. Because as aware as I am of how much I want to do this year, I know I'll actually get less done if I burn out than if I take regular breaks to recharge. I'll also get some blog visits in. Cause really, reading what you all are up to is both inspiring and relaxing.

Have a great weekend, all! Hopefully on Monday, I'll be able to think straight enough to get some proper blog writing done. ;-)


40 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Recharge or burn out.
Monday I'll be back to regular blogging. And as usual, and overflowing post is planned.

shelly said...

It's so good to recharged. I took a much needed break from Facebook and Twitter.

Hugs and chocolate
Shelly

Nicole said...

Relax and enjoy!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Recharging is great in theory, but I never manage it in practice. Have a lovely relaxing weekend.

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

I wish I had the energy to do all that work. I'm still worn out after Christmas, but I did manage some extra cleaning.
It seems strange to hear of someone with hay fever, Misha, when we're fighting off chest infections here with the cold and damp weather.
Take a break.

Shell Flower said...

I've been pretty neglectful of my blog this year. I kinda got burned out (as did my partner) after the A-Z blogfest. I do miss the people, though. It just takes up so much time. I go on blog binges, then have to chill for a bit, I guess.

Andrea said...

You make a great point about the not wanting to get burnt out early! Enjoy the real deal weekend!

Botanist said...

Taking time to recharge is vital! I hope you feel refreshed and revitalized after a weekend of "down time".

Bethie said...

Have a great weekend! It's so easy to go so fast you run out of energy too quick. Good luck on finding the balance.

S.K. Anthony said...

Hope you get to relax as planned! Very wise to step back and know when you need that break. Enjoy your weekend ;)

Murees Dupé said...

Enjoy your relaxation. It sounds like you need it. Wishing you all the best for 2014. I hope it will be a magical year for you.

joss said...

I agree it's important to take breaks and recharge. I hope your recharging goes well and your feeling brighter by Monday :)

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Recharging is essential, have a good weekend relaxing :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
xx

Connie Keller said...

Breaks are important! For me, they're important in writing too. Sometimes when I'm stuck, I take a break and do some housework. Then when I come back to the page, the answer is right in front of me.

klahanie said...

Hi Misha,

My dear friend, listen to your mind and body. You need to take it easy. Just please rest over the weekend. Ease that pressure and darn it, look after YOU! Promise?

In kindness,

Gary :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Hey Misha, stopping by to wish you a happy, peaceful and productive 2014!
Writer In Transit

tracikenworth said...

Enjoy your weekend off!!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Misha. Recharging is very important. Enjoy your break this weekend. Your body and mind will thank you for it. : ) Now I need to allow myself to do the same thing as I've been feeling burned out for awhile.

Milo James Fowler said...

I have a tendency to burn my candle at both ends, and I want to make it a priority to live in the moment this year instead of always planning ahead.

Christine Rains said...

Recharging is definitely important. I learned the hard way last year. Hope you had a great weekend!

Misha Gericke said...

Looking forward to it. ;-)

Misha Gericke said...

Me too, actually. And it'll probably continue for as long as I'm working on the guest house.

I just don't have time for everything at the moment.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! It was great. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha I never quite manage either. But I did quite well this weekend. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah I think we all are. But the fact that the guest house can make or break the farm we're buying is enough motivation to keep me going.

Misha Gericke said...

Sometimes, things just work out that way. I try to blog as regularly as possible, but when I have to chose between writing and blogging, writing will always win. As it should. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yep. Just can't see what the use would be to exhaust myself in January already.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I do feel a lot better now. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah it's tricky to find that balance, but I'll keep trying until I get it right.

Misha Gericke said...

I did get to relax quite a bit. Hope you had a great weekend too. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Murees. Same to you!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I am feeling much better. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I hope you had a great weekend.

Misha Gericke said...

I agree with you. Staring at blank pages are a waste of time. So if the words don't come, I go do something else.

Misha Gericke said...

I promise I'll take care of myself. x

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Michelle! I hope the same for you. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Traci! Nice to see you on my blog again. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

I hope you get plenty of rest and recharging done!

Misha Gericke said...

Living in the present is the best way to go. I wish you the best!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! I did. :-)