I finally took my own advice and took Sunday and Monday off. I can’t remember when the last time I had two days off back to back! (I had read a brief article about “reclaiming our weekends” which sparked the initiative – that and my anniversary.) Boy, did it feel amazing! Both days, I had animals to take care of, but from 11am onwards both days, I was in my pj’s and it felt incredible. My husband and I caught up on TV and movies that we had recorded, stocked up on snacks and overall junk food, and got a full nine hours of good sleep.
Allow me to digress for a minute: I am reminded of a Seinfeld episode where George discusses getting a massage, “I don’t feel like I deserve the pleasure.” I had always felt that naps and work-free days meant that I was lazy. Operating in life with this belief means that I rarely take days off with the justification ‘it’s only one client, or only a little house cleaning.” But before you know it, the 45 minute task turns into 2 hours.
This past weekend was a great reminder of the need to take time off. If I can’t fly to some tropical island, at least plan on more staycations!