Guys, I’m not good at relaxing. I’m good at time management, planning ahead, and being efficient with my time. I am not good at just sitting and enjoying without thinking about what I should be doing. I hate to say it, but life isn’t meant as a means to check off your to-do list. It’s meant to be enjoyed. And planning every minute is not enjoying life. It isn’t leaving time for things that throw you off course…for good reasons. The dance parties with my girls, the settling in and reading a good book. These days, this even includes sitting still to paint my nails.
So, I’ve started to apply some discipline to my relaxing. That sounds crazy, but if you’re anything like me, you have to force yourself to sit still and enjoy. I’m pretty sure that over time this will get easier. That means ignoring laundry piles for a bit. Staying in PJs a little longer than necessary on weekends. Getting lost for a little bit in a good book. It feels so good and gives my brain a break. Revolutionary, right?
If you have trouble relaxing like me, I hope this inspires you to give it another shot!
Let’s lift each other up!