The past few weeks, I’ve felt as if I were underwater. Emails stacking up, unread. To-do lists growing by the minute. Dust and dog hair taking over surfaces in my home.
Instead of letting it get to me, I took some of my own advice. I took a deep breath, and stopped stressing. I took some ‘me’ time. Not training time. Not blog time. Not puppy time. Well, okay, maybe just a little puppy time.
I sat out on our back porch and appreciated the humidity that happens before a big storm.
I went out with a friend for a beverage or two.
I came home and made pizza at 9p.
I read. Not for work, not blogs. An honest to goodness BOOK. (To keep track of what I’m
pretending to read reading, be my friend on Goodreads!)
I passed out at 11p.
I didn’t document my evening as I normally do.
It helped. I woke up this morning feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready to go. Taking time just for me needs to be a priority and sometimes I forget that.
How do you make yourself a priority? What would you do if you had a whole evening to yourself? With the JA in grad class, I’m frequently left to my own devices a few weekends each month. Friday Bride day, anyone?