It is a wonderful fresh new week. I like the idea that it is filled with possibilities and promises – the notion of keeping it all flowing and open-ended is very appealing to me.
I was speaking with a few folks who are feeling overwhelmed by life lately. We all get there at some point or another. Too much too do, too many pressures, too many hands out looking for help, too many tasks to fit into one day… add into that mix a financial challenge, a relationship issue or an illness and you’ve got a lovely stress cocktail.
Let me tell you. Most things on your list can wait for an hour while you go sit in the park or take a time out to drink a cup of tea and read a magazine. I don’t know where we got the idea that we have to be “on” all the time, ready and available for the next call or request. You count too.
I am preaching to myself here too. I took some down time over the weekend because I had a virus and I couldn’t push my way through any longer. I cleared the calendar and puttered, creating this site and catching up with paperwork. Today, I have catching up to do, but I feel ready for it again. And, I have promised myself that I will take my vitamins and get to sleep earlier.
How about you? Are you taking time each day for pleasure and enjoyment? Are you catching time to sit and do nothing? Does that suggestion bring up a feeling of guilt or “I can’t” in your head? You are overdue!
Take a deep breath. YOU matter. As a dear friend used to remind me, you can’t give a boost to others if your battery is run down. Recharge the battery.
Have a wonderful day. Thanks for checking in. Now go play! 🙂