I always say that my happy place is when I'm knee deep in some form of creation. Whether the "creation" stem from my workplace, yoga practice or in my recipes, I have always felt drawn to the euphoric feeling I receive while I'm in my element of creating. The past couple of weeks have taken a toll on me, both physical and mental. With starting a new job and trying to become comfortable with the change, re-introducing teaching yoga back into my life, managing my personal relationships and attempting to maintain my fitness activity with what seems like no time for myself, I hit a serious wall that left me feeling completely sick (strep throat) & tired. The best remedy or tool I use when I'm in a place of "i'm tired" or "I have no time" is bringing myself back to the small daily activities that make me happy. I use the kitchen as a tool to bring me out of complaint. When I've encountered any sort of barrier in my life I rely heavily on checking-in with the situation and then making myself a bigger priority. In the midst of craziness (no matter how crazy), always come back to those things, people or places that make you the most happy. It's the small daily things that you do for yourself that will leave you the most fulfilled. Yes, things must get done. We must meet strict deadlines and perform under tight pressure, but make yourself your greatest priority.
Just a thought :)