Sometimes, I just know… I know when it’s time to give myself needed rest and relaxation; like last Sunday afternoon, after returning from a local botanical garden where I spent time with Mark luxuriating amongst the lovely tulips. I came home, so very excited and inspired by all the beauty I saw there. Yet, I was exhausted. In retrospect, there were plenty of good explanations for it. The week before had been action packed. I don’t think my calendar had one blank spot on it (and, that included evenings, too!). Plus, I’d spent my Saturday traveling to and from Columbus; which was awesome—albeit one long day. So, without hesitation, Tabitha (my tabby cat) and I settled in on the sofa for an afternoon nap. I just knew it’s what I needed to do!
Sometimes, however, a nap is not enough. I need a day, morning or afternoon to myself to do nothing; aside from being still, nurturing myself, feeding my soul. I know this when the little things people say (and don’t say) bother me. I know this when I’m fixated over a scuff on my bootie. I know this when my morning tea break doesn’t seem like an exciting respite. I could go on…
Today, I had originally planned to take a vacation day. But, more recently I’d pretty much talked myself into only taking a half a day for various reasons (“I’ll save my leave time for later,” “There are a few things I need to do in the office Wednesday morning,” etc.). After stopping to listen to the small, yet wise voice residing deep within, I’ve reassessed this, though; simply because, I know better. And, as a result, I’ve given myself a much-needed day off!
May your Wednesday be relaxing, restorative and laden with intuitive restfulness! T.