Happy Friday! You know what is really hard for me? Pulling away. I crave the weekends and time to rest, but as soon as this day rolls around I find myself really struggling to turn off because just.one.more.thing.needs.to.get.finished. This goes for work and the normal home/personal life tasks, too.
Weekends and breaks are essential, but I struggle with putting that fact into action. It sounds simple, but I am a go-getter and I want to have everything completed 15 minutes ago. Some would say this habit is positive, but really it's unhealthy, obsessive, and draining. There's a time and place for everything and rest and relaxation are two of those things.
I've established some new personal rules for myself to help in this area. Last weekend, I woke up early on Saturday morning, did a little work, put a load of clothes in the wash, and went back to bed. We then slept in until NOON! which I do not remember ever happening and it was one of the best things that has happened to me in a long time. I felt like a million bucks after so much sleep. We then went for a hike and a long drive through Shenandoah National Park. I kept telling M.V. what a great day it was. I truly felt relaxed and so calm.
I am really making it a point to work on pulling away to rest and enjoy the weekends. It was such a nice feeling to prioritize the necessary things, but enjoy the rest of my time, without worry. And, to accept that everything doesn't have to be attended to ASAP even though this face-paced world tells me otherwise.
Weekends are for pushing the reset button and starting with a clean slate on Monday. Moving forward, that's how I will be using mine.