Burning the candles at both ends

Friday is my day off.  I work a full time week over four days so that I can enjoy my Fridays off with the girls, being present in the moment and keeping in touch with my mummy-life.

But not today.

Today I have been working like a mad thing in between playdates and helping a friend convalesce post dental surgery.  And I’m staring down the barrel of a work-filled weekend writing several briefing notes, finalising a presentation for senior managers and preparing for what will be a mammoth day on Monday due to a funding deadline.

So, it’s not really surprising that as I was working on some policy development stuff tonight that a vision of a candle burning at both ends flashes violently in front of my eyes!

candle

How on earth did I get myself back here again??? It is such a pattern for me and one that I really need to change! But, I know, if I can get through this next few weeks; get through this policy approval process then I should be ok. In the meantime however, I’ve just got to knuckle down and get as much done as I can, after all, I might be burning the candle at both ends, but surely that means I’m giving off a pretty bright light, right??

Are you prone to taking on too much? Do you ever find yourself being productive on a Friday night?

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