Happy Monday, friends!!!
I hope you had a kick-booty weekend. I definitely did. You know what my weekend looked like?? A whole lotta NOTHING. And it was fabulous.
Well, that's not completely true. I did do things. I actually did lots of things! But, they were all about self-care, resting, and recharging.
I recently realized that I analyze my life by how much TV I watch. I used to watch a ton of TV every night. Hours and hours of it. (Sharing that makes me squirm, FYI!). Now, I have just enough time to squeeze my favorite show in. I don't think either of those situations are ideal, or healthy. I’ve worked hard to get out of too-much-tv land, to accomplish my goals, and manifest the life I want. But, I’ve started putting a WHOPPING amount of pressure on myself to constantly DO things I think are “worthy” of this new life. Unfortunately, my definition of “worthy” is a little skewed and often pushes important life-care and self-care things to the side.
I’m in a constant practice of finding balance in the ecosystem that is my life.
So, that’s what I focused on this weekend.
While in the midst of some glorious and relaxing self-care indulgences, I started to get a little antsy. I glanced at my to-do list and immediately got overwhelmed. Like oh shoot, I am so not on top of my life, it's already 1pm and look at ALL THE THINGS I NEED TO DO. Remember that pressure I mentioned earlier? It decided to show it’s persistent little face.
What happened next was a total game changer for me.
I checked out the *cute* pup sleeping on my lap and decided that's where I needed to be for that moment. Relaxing and soaking in the love from my snoozing, snoring, baby dog. I decided to take that time and make a plan of action for the weekend. I split up my tasks between Saturday and Sunday so the next time I looked at my list, I knew precisely when I would be taking care of each to-do. Cue sigh of relief.
Rest and recharge may not look like it sounds. It is whatever makes your soul feel good. If that is skipping out on your to-dos to go to brunch with friends or taking a spin class then crashing into a nap, that is fabulous. DO IT. I guarantee that your days of self-care will look different every time. Life is constantly changing, which means your needs will too. This weekend I needed to chill and take care of my shiz. Scheduling in some self-care, rest and recharge time means that you’re setting yourself up for success, instead of failure.
If I hadn’t dedicated this weekend to take care of myself, I would have rolled into another week feeling hectic and behind. Worst part, I didn’t actually plan this for myself. This weekend may have been an accident, but I’ve learned the importance of setting some BOUNDARIES and actually scheduling in time to take care of myself and my life!
I am going to be walking into Monday feeling like all sorts of peaceful, instead of an overworked, strungout, #blessedbutstressed human. Praise!
-- Love ya, Mean it