At the busiest time of the year sometimes I hit what can only be described as a slump. It's not pretty on me.
How can I be in a slump, you ask? After putting up seven Christmas trees, spending a surprisingly delicious Thanksgiving with my parents (and my favorite Aunt AL), seeing the Chicago production of Wicked with my daughters, and finnnnnnnnalllllllly putting up the outside Christmas lights? I don't know. But it is a slump all right. Here's how I know:
My hair is flat.
My tummy is not.
My attitude toward salespeople at my favorite shopping establishments is curt. "Yes, I want TWO Lattes. Make it snappy, Anthony, and don't forget the spill stoppers like you did last time"
My friends are suddenly needy. What's all this about returning phone calls?
Things that used to bring me joy are annoying. You know I have three kids, right?
Did I mention my hair is flat? Is there any greater indication of a slump?
So, tomorrow I return to work after a week off....which is always great because no work piles up while you're out, right? I'm missing my mojo.
Please give me some tips on how to de-slump-ify myself before it gets worse.