I had a friend tell me this before I left and I didn't think much of it. I've traveled before and although I've had 'vacations' where I did come home exhausted, I thought I could handle it.
However, there is a big difference when you travel overseas. Jet lag sucks and when you combine that with a busy schedule trying to fit in as much as you can every day, you end up with something that is much more exhausting.
I've struggled to sleep every night since I got to Ireland. I've started my days around 3 or 4am and don't seem to find my way to bed until 11 or 11:30 pm. This will catch up with you after a while. Even at home, this would be an issue after a number of days. Today is one of those days for me.
It's Sunday morning here in Ireland and while I don't have any set plans today, I had wanted to do a few things. I, however, find myself dragging my feet to get out of bed. I'm not sleepy or sitting in bed napping. I'm simply sitting here watching television and uploading photos I've taken over the last 24 hours.
I don't want to stay in bed, it seems like a waste to be here and spend the day in my hotel. However the more I think about it the more I realize maybe I should spend a day relaxing. Maybe we all need to take a day or more (depending on your time frame) and relax/ recover a little.
I don't plan on spending the whole day in bed but maybe I will spend a few hours just relaxing and watching television before I head out. After 3 full days of walking almost 30,000 steps a day and being awake for 18+ hours a day, maybe I need this.
There is just so much to see and do here that I don't want to miss a thing. Going forward I think I will schedule days into my trips for just resting.
Much needed time to recover and relax and of course blog.