The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris
The kids need driven to soccer, you have to meet TWO deadlines by next Friday, dinner needs served in less than an hour, you have to help your son or daughter study for their test tomorrow: is it me or are we living our lives in fast forward? Where is the fun??
Well, I’m stating in the here and now, that it is time to slow it down and give yourself a break!! No one is perfect and we cannot possibly aim to be!! If you don’t take time for yourself NOW, you may look back someday and wonder where all that precious time went! We all need to sit back and realize a little R&R is needed on a daily basis to accomplish the things that are most important in our lives.
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
In this coming week, I encourage you to slow down your forward thinking. Stop stressing about what needs to get done tomorrow or next week and just start living in the moment! When you spend a little more time in the here and now, you realize that you get to do more things YOU enjoy; taking a stroll in the park, calling up a good friend, or cooking up a meal for two! Do something you enjoy each and every day, even if it’s just for 30 minutes. Those 30 minutes could mean the difference between complete burn out or the energy to accomplish the tasks you have for the rest of the day!
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You
Thank you for all your suggestions for my bake sale on Friday! I decided to make Cristina from Hungry Meets Healthy‘s, pumpkin bars!! They look perfect for a fall treat and there are so many health benefits to pumpkin that I just couldn’t resist!! Believe me though, the recipes I was sent yesterday had me drooling and they will be popping up in the next couple months!!
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~Spanish Proverb
Question: When was the last time you took time for yourself? What did you do?Print