taking a break!

C’est moi, needing to prioritiseMy brain is overloaded! Do you ever have times when you feel really overwhelmed with everything? I feel like that at the moment and I’m noticing those first spiralling motions of depression. Better to nip it in the bud and not allow it to take its grip……..

I’ve reached a point where I really need to look at the things that bring me joy in my life. Then I need to prioritise them.Β  I feel that I flit from moment to moment, going through the motions of the things that need to be done, but I’m not fully present, you know?

I’m feeling really tired and unfulfilled, so I’m going to take a week away from writing posts on here and do a little soul searching.

I’m still going to continue with my challenges and I’ll do a review in a week, but I won’t be writing anything else between now and then except to answer comments.

Have fun, dear readers and play nicely,

See you soon!

Mrs G x


  1. Anna-Lisa on April 3, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I completely understand! It is imoprtant to sometimes just switch off and relax. I find that yoga, meditation and avoiding any media outlets, books or anything always helps me. Uplifting herbal teas are great too.

    Hope that your soul searching goes well and look forward to catching up soon

    Anna-Lisa x

  2. Chile on April 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I understand, too. In fact, yesterday was a “day off” for me. I did virtually no chores, instead playing on the computer and watching movies all day. I even made my sweetie take me out for dinner so I wouldn’t have to cook or clean up. By the end of the night, I was already feeling much better.

    Hope you have a good week contemplating what will bring you joy.

  3. Almost Mrs Average on April 3, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Oh Mrs Green – I had that feeling too tonight. I thought I’d get off for a swim to relax. However I’d remembered today was a local election polling day, so went to the polling station instead….oh hum, never mind, maybe tomorrow. Anyway, have a great week and I look forward to reading on your progress. x

  4. Peter on April 4, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Hi Mrs. G

    We all need space and time to ourselves on occasions in order to prioritise our lives.

    It is obvious from your writings that you are fighting against the consumerism of our society, and this is not easy. It would be very easy to allign oneself with the ideals of today’s society where the driving force is getting the most by paying the least.

    The fairness, dignity, ethics and honesty that you obviously work hard for in your daily life are in opposition to a society that judges everything by the bottom line. It is not an easy option.

    Being tired (I suspect that ‘exhausted’ may be closer to the truth?) is certainly a problem but as for being ‘unfulfilled’ I am sure that you are being rather hard on yourself. Certainly, looking at your achivements, goals and postings I feel rather inadequate and I am 100% sure that I am not alone.

    Regards and blessings,


    PS. Don’t forget, we do all need you!

  5. Anna-Lisa on April 4, 2008 at 10:46 am


    Very well put! Mrs Green has made some fantastic achievements and she has inspired and helped me in many ways, as I expect that she has others. I hope that you have a wonderful rest Mrs Green.

    Take care x

  6. Mrs Green on April 5, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Bless you all for such compassionate and loving comments. Know that you have made me smile and touched my heart………

    I agree, Anna-Lisa; taking a break from 21st century life with all its offerings is a good thing to do. I’ve been spending time outdoors and also doing some sorting in the house. It helps me to get things in order, both physically and in my mind. I think I was on the brink of overloading myself and I just couldn’t take much more.

    It’s strange how others are feeling the same too. I hope you are still feeling better, Chile. It’s good that you recognised the equilibrium had tipped and you rescued yourself by taking time out. How lovely of your sweetie to take you out for dinner – you surely deserve it πŸ™‚

    Almost Mrs Average, (I always have the urge to change your name to something like ‘Mrs way above average!’) I really hope you have had some time to yourself. It’s important to prioritise ourselves sometimes. You’re helping so many people with your blog and extending the hand of friendship to Ruby in the process. The change you can bring about in the world is enormous. I feel so happy that I found your blog; there is so much inspiration in there.

    Peter, thank you so much. Yes, exhaustion is nearer the word, with a whole pile of confusion thrown in. But I’m no stranger to that. Life ebbs and flows and I know the wheel of life keeps turning. That is what gives me faith when I think I cannot take much more. I’ve been here before, will no doubt be here again and each time I get over it quicker. It’s only my body telling me what it needs…
    But I know what I need to do already and it involves slowing right down, pulling back and admitting that I am not superwoman. I know I take too much on, desiring to be all things to all people (lack of self esteem brings out a need for approval πŸ˜‰
    I have this habit of never looking at what I have done, and always focus on what needs to be done. It’s a childhood thing that needs to be released. Every day I take a step closer to that freedom πŸ™‚
    Thank you for validating what I *have* done – that means a lot.

    Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, full of miracles and love.
    Mrs G x

  7. Joyce on April 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Here’s wishing you peace.

  8. Melissa on April 9, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Mrs. Green,
    Sorry I didn’t pop by sooner – it’s been one of those weeks. πŸ™‚ I certainly hope you’re feeling better and that you’re treating yourself kindly. With everything we’re expected to do these days, it can be so easy to lose track of what we find most joyful. I hope by taking some time to reflect, you’ll find that for yourself again soon! πŸ™‚
    Cheers and hugs,

  9. Mrs Green on April 10, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Hi Melissa,

    Don’t worry about it – you’ve been really busy entertaining. It’s lovely to see you just whenever you get a moment.

    I’m feeling much more centred and I’m pacing myself well. That’s the key for me, rather than burning myself out!

  10. Mrs Green on April 10, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Thank you Joyce! Peace is finding me – it always does when we stop and give it opportunity to touch us, eh?