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Friday, October 17, 2008

Where's the Joy?

Do you ever get into a funk? I think I'm in one. I just feel "off". And I think it's contagious. Seems like lots of my friends are going through the same thing, and I think it's more than just the changing of the seasons or allergies. My kids aren't sleeping as they should. I don't feel like going to the gym. I'm flat out exhausted most of the time and my eyes itch like CRAZY. What is going on?!

I do think some of it is spiritual, with going through Elijah House. As the Sanford's say, I may be just existing in the natural law of reaping what I sow. I can't say that I'm doing a lot of hard spiritual work right now, I think I'm just trying to take it all in, work through the biggest stuff, and let God deal with the rest in His time. It doesn't help when you have lots of "big" issues; it makes me feel a bit like I'll never get through my stuff. At the end of the day I know that's the enemy's intention, though.

Busyness doesn't help, either. I know that we leave for WDW in 5 days, and I feel like I'm on the downward part of a roller coaster. Today is Friday, where we go to boot camp, then tonight we shop for a birthday party on Sunday. Tomorrow I have Elijah House from 9-3 or so, then the Music Man has a marching band competition at 6:30. Sunday we have church, then a birthday party, then I go to the gym. Monday we
have kickboxing, then a normal day, then I have Reformer at 5:30. Tuesday we have Zumba, and the Music Man goes to pick up the rental car. Between now and then, I need to do laundry for 4 (MM does his own-yay), pack everything we'll need for the trip, make snacks, plan a little "fairy dust" stuff for the kids, and work at least 20 hours. I just don't know where to find the time! Does it sound like I'm complaining? I don't mean to, I'm just slightly overwhelmed.

So what do you do when you get funky? What brings you back to home, to true north? Because I'd love some ideas...

4 comments:

Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater said...

I make lists like these:
http://oceanskater.blogspot.com/2008/10/gratitude.html

Mitzi said...

Turn up my worship music real loud and sing and dance--- then spend a long time with God--- then get some really good sleep. Often my funks come hand in hand with exhaustion!!! I love ya and am praying for you. Have fun at WDW since I won't see you at soccer today. M

Michelle@Life with Three said...

When I feel overwhelmed like that, I try to not look at the big picture (that's always too overwhelming). I tell myself, "Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some activity is better than no activity." And I slowly try and knock it out, minute by minute, day by day.

Good luck!

seethebluesky said...

I know you're going full-tilt this week before you leave, but I wanted to wish you a good time... Try to relax a bit, too!
I have never been one to like going on vacations as they are so much work to get ready for (and I'm secretly very lazy)... Don't let the stress of all of the 'stuff' get to you... get some rest and have a great time...
I look forward to hearing about it when you get back....
Also... splurge at the French bakery/patisserie in EPCOT for me... the calories won't count until you get home!