i have discovered that I need to rest. I need to have my space and a time to close my eyes. I find it annoying but necessary to check small things out and head to the doctor's office if i have a problem that is not major or requires antibiotics. I don't "suck it up" anymore.
I stop and check in with myself more than I ever used to. It is vital for me to do this.
I am off to work shortly and I take a deep breath and say "hello" to the day!