It’s Wednesday morning and I’m relaxing during Gray’s first nap…by relaxing I mean sitting on the couch while avoiding laundry, bottles and oh packing for a trip that begins tomorrow.
I am working on just being still.
Keyword working! Clearly my fingers are still typing this. However, I am chalking this up as progress! I am doing something I enjoy, for myself and by myself. It’s all about the perception and how I choose to see it.
Lately, I have been focusing heavily on perception…how I see, hear, and become aware of the world happening around me. This has all been on overdrive and I feel compelled to get my thoughts out.
Today started off rough. Gray woke up earlier than normal and was fussy. We taught our fitness class and came home. I attempted to feed him breakfast, but had no luck. Each bite ran down his face as he sobbed and asked for more. Clearly he was conflicted and didn’t know what he wanted. After a COMPLETE meltdown, he fell asleep.
In the fear of waking him, I refrained from washing the dishes/bottles. That was my excuse anyway. At first, I was relieved he was finally asleep and I could get things done. Then, I was reminded of something my husband said to me last night. After telling him I was burnt out, he said “you do too much”. To me I took this as a compliment, but he was trying to tell me to just relax when you can.
I can sit here telling you how important it is to give yourself a break, but does that mean your actually going to take my advice? Sometimes it takes a breaking point to realize how bad we need a minute to ourselves. So I urge you to praise yourself for your hard work and attempt to be still. If that means reading or writing, so be it. Progress is progress in my book!
Let me know your favorite form of relaxation in the comments!