Bring on the 3-day weekend, for I really need it
Here in the US, some of us, including lucky me, have President’s Day off. Thank Mt Rushmore (well, not really), for I find myself in need of an extra day. This week got hectic with the Zooms (sorry about Wednesday’s post), and I am just knackered.
Taking care of ourselves when things get busy is essential. I was grateful that I’d prepped Beet and Carrot Salad for lunches, because I certainly didn’t have time to make them. (For the record, I did get takeout this week as well, and I do not apologize. Also, sometimes ice cream for dinner is required.)
How do you take care of yourself when things get hectic?
Life gets busy—what do you do to take care of yourself? When I found myself feeling particularly spinny Tuesday evening, I did just simply stop. I did the dishes, and I went to bed. Early. On Wednesday, I used my lunch to take a nap. Yesterday, Ollie and I got out for an long walk in the Spring of Deception weather (it’s back—a bad sign, but it still felt pleasant). I also made sure to take out the trash and clean the counters, so that when I woke up this morning, my home felt cozy. Small things can make a big difference our sense of wellbeing.
My meetings end in the early afternoon, and we get out early for the long weekend, so I’m feeling calmer. Tonight, I think I’ll make a simple dinner and head to bed early (the perfect Friday night sometimes). How are you feeling heading into the weekend?
Indicative of feeling pulled in different directions this week, I spent a lot of my reading time trying to settle on a book. I did indeed finish the Stone Sky and thus the Broken Earth Trilogy, so good. If you’ve read it, I’m up for discussion!
Currently, I have five books in my queue, and I started reading bits of them to see which one grabbed me. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown won the day. Elin Lööw, the leader of the creativity group I belong to had read it in January—paring down is important, even to those of us trying to follow more creative paths.
Thus far, it’s not anything I haven’t heard before, but it is still a good reminder to scale back, focus on what’s important, and learn to say no. Some lessons we need to return to again and again, and this is one of mine.
What are you reading?
This week, we’re taking another South American day trip. This one crosses borders and is anything but rough around the edges. With the return of the Spring of Deception, I’m thinking something springlike for a recipe, but we shall see. On Wednesday, we’ll look at the pleasures of living alone (or with beloved floofs—Ollie is looking at me).
I hope you had a good week, and here’s to Friday! Let’s catch up on the week in posts below.
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