Hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend! As previously mentioned, I found myself with a few free days last week. They were absolutely glorious and completely grounding -- I had a new adventure each day, each one leading me farther and farther away from my day-to-day grind. Amazingly, it feels as though my cozy, cream, open-design cubicle never even existed. And yet, it does. As I will rediscover this morning, along with an angry inbox. Yay.
Despite my return to the "real world," this much-needed break from the hamster wheel has allowed me to actually rest and relax with my husband, kitties, family, and friends. For me, that's quite the accomplishment, as I find myself having an eternal dialogue about needing time to relax, but when I actually have it, I sometimes stress about relaxing. Again, the challenge of saying versus doing. But, I'm learning. Learning about learning. Learning about doing and not doing. About letting go. And while balance is desired, we cannot have it all. And that's okay.
Hope your week is kind and you find time for yourself. Even if just a moment to relax, breathe, and/or stretch, I hope you'll take it. We all need it -- even if we try to convince ourselves otherwise. Be well!
image via The Lone Arranger