We all have limits. I know I have reached mine when I am ‘crying tired’. It was my mom who first used that phrase. It really is so descriptive.
Yesterday I reached crying tired. I have been putting my all into learning my new job, where I have literally hit the ground running. Throw in horrific traffic problems where it is taking me up to an hour and a half in stop start traffic to travel a normal 20 minute journey. And then for a final flourish add in packing up my home.
In addition to this I had reached the end of my ‘battery life’. Let me explain, I have pernicious anaemia. As I cannot absorb B12 through my tummy – and B12 is what oxygenates your blood – I have to have it injected on a regular basis. I compare myself to a battery operated toy. Twenty-four hours after receiving my injection I am at full battery capacity. The couple of days before it is due and I am really run down and tired.
I am not looking for sympathy here, just explaining how I came to reach my limits.
The only problem is that when you do reach your limits sometimes you have no option but to push through them. I had to get up early this morning to travel to work, put my brave face on and handle the job in front of me. I had to think up some solutions to my move which is was becoming a logistical nightmare and simply push on. Giving up isn’t an option.
Today as I am reading the post I am calm. I pushed beyond my limits – not quite sure how, but I found that extra 10 percent needed to keep going. I had a great day and am now fully ‘charged’.
Next time I get crying tired, I need to remember to keep pushing beyond my limits.
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