It’s nearly two pm on a Saturday afternoon, it is snowing and cold outside my snug little house in North East Ohio.
(Do you see the goat peeping out the barn door?)
And I’m still in my pajamas and slippers.
I’m snuggly warm and sipping tea like I don’t have a care in the world.
Yeah, there is PLENTY I could be doing but none of it seems as important as some down time right now. Rest. Relaxation. Regrouping.
Sometimes a gal just needs some down time.
Insert sigh of contentment.
There was a time in my life, when I was younger, that I never would have enjoyed such a luxury. There was too much that needed doing, people to care for, a home to clean, meals to prepare. I was frazzled, grumpy and sacrificing my own sanity for everyone else.
Not so much these days. While there is still plenty of work that needs to be done I’ve come to realize that caring for ME is just as important as caring for others.
If there was one thing that breast cancer taught me it is that it’s perfectly acceptable to SLOW DOWN. Practice some self care so that I can have the emotional and physical energy needed to care for others, work my work, write my thinks. Not only does it make me feel better I think it makes me a better wife, mother and friend.
Try it. Take some time for YOU and see if it doesn’t benefit everyone else too.