This is partially a reminder for you, but mostly a reminder for me, that sometimes — my goodness — you gotta press pause, because rest is so vital!
I know I’ve said this before, so I’m momentarily reverting to Karen’s Broken Record Mode, but I’m always forgetting these important things, ya know? Something erases important life lessons from my mind, but then I remember them — like how important it is to reserve blocks of time for yourself to recharge your body, your spirit and your mind.
Especially when you know you’re going to have a hard week, or if you have a lot of deadlines coming up, sneak in some time to rest when you can, or to do a little something that rejuvenates you, even if it’s just to make a plan to do something relaxing a week from now.
Yes, I know it’s easier said than done, but life is short. You deserve to enjoy it.
Like on Sunday, El Hub and I took the baby out for a long walk (we got lost). When we got home, I was dog tired, but I unconsciously started being productive again as soon as the door closed. Then El Hub stopped me and said, “Why don’t you just take some time to lay on the couch and watch Amelie? Maybe go get a frozen yogurt and take a nap.”
For some reason, that sounded really, really great. So I did it. I went to the fro-yo shop, got my favorite flavor (taro), put a boat load of berries on top and came home.
El Hub took over baby duty for a few hours, and I just chilled and watched Amelie, ate my frozen yogurt and fell asleep on the couch during the part when Amelie’s love interest realizes that the guy who takes pictures of himself at all of the train station photo booths is the repair guy and not someone lost in an existential crisis.
I felt like a completely new person afterward, so yeah, in case no one has reminded you lately, try to schedule some time to rest soon. It’ll do your spirit a world of good.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,