Raise your hand if you ever feel guilty for taking a little moment, or a whole day, to yourself. I see you and I totally get what you are going through. I am working 6 days a week right now, and trying to juggle a very busy life all at the same time. I know this isn’t by any means unusual or uncommon, but sometimes I am just plain exhausted.
I took a break from the gym Friday and Saturday, with full intentions of going on Sunday. I slept in Sunday until about 8:30am, because I could, and then just didn’t feel like going to the gym. I didn’t feel like doing a lot of things actually; I skipped the gym, didn’t clean my house (which really needs to happen), etc. I did get my few errands run, but that was about all I did that was productive.
I had a selfcare day. I got up, ran my errands, and spent the day at the beach and on my couch watching football. I took a day off. It was amazing; so amazing that as I sit here, I have a serious case of the Mondays as I stare down this 6 day work week. But that’s ok. I love my job. I will get off at 5pm, go let my dogs out, make it to the gym, and hopefully straighten up the house a little in time to watch the new episode of The Bachelor.
I guess what I am trying to say is that it is perfectly ok to take a day off from our obligations. Sometimes we just need a break; no matter what that looks like. But after that break is over, its time to get right back to the grind and keeping making things happen for ourselves.
P.S. That moment when you pull into your driveway and see your Christmas wreath still hanging on the front door when you took your decorations down two weeks ago. My life.