I’m so sure i’m not the only person whose had so much to do that you just don’t know where to start, right? Today is one of those days for me. I woke up with the intent of accomplishing a long list of chores…
Clean the kitchen and countertops
Get rid of the two large piles of clothes from bedroom
Clean the bathtub and shower
Mop the floor
The list can really keep going, but point is… I was too overwhelmed by thinking about everything on the list that I didn’t even know where to start. Usually once I get started it turns into a marathon that doesn’t end until all chores are done. But the more I thought about even starting the first chore, the more stressed out I got. I think some of this weeks normal stresses and exhaustion have just carried into today. Then it hit me… I need to take time some ME time, doing NOTHING, and most importantly, stop all thoughts about chores and work. Now, I do get down time often, but not the kind where I don’t have to think about a million other things. Because lets just be honest, sometimes “thinking” about everything you have to do can be exhausting in itself.
So instead of doing chores I ran a warm bath, made a conscience decision to rest my mind from all the thoughts that were running through it, and relax! Afterwards I plopped down on the couch and watched TV with Ipad in hand so I can simultaneously catch up on all thats happening in the blogosphere. Now I’m sitting with a jar of peanut butter and spoon in hand, because I’m taking the night off from cooking a real dinner.
I think it’s important to give yourself permission to stop worrying or stressing over whatever may be on your mind. At least for just a little while. Who else agrees?