Monday, June 28, 2010
I did very little on Sunday. I was tired after being gone all day Saturday and decided to cut myself a break. Besides, there was a Criminal Minds marathon on A&E from noon until 10pm. The kids were not happy that I commandeered one of our two televisions, but since I rarely claim a TV while everyone is home, I decided I didn’t care. ;) Oh, I washed a load of laundry, cooked a simple supper, helped my daughter figure out some things on the computer, and typed a few things into the computer myself, but all-in-all, I mostly watched TV and dozed in the bed. And you know what?
I FEEL GREAT.
Too often, I think we don’t give ourselves these kinds of treats very often. I mean, I mostly watch TV at night when I’m simply too tired for my brain to work any longer. And it is harder to find the time to be lazy when you have kids on summer vacation, coming into the room every few minutes to ask you to do something.
Also, more than a couple of hours is an anomaly too. But I’m actually trying to figure this out. You see, I have a physical condition that is aggravated by stress, and I’m finally facing the fact that I have to look at new ways to relieve that stress. That means NOT rushing to do something 24/7. Letting go of responsibilities that don’t need to be mine and letting go of guilt when things don’t get done (talk about hard!). Part of that is giving myself a little “treat” every so often, like reading for an hour, talking on the phone, getting new music for my iPod, or snuggling with the kids.
This is all a work in progress (and I have a feeling it will take me a long time to progress), but one step at a time, right?
So tell me, what little (or big) “treats” do you reward yourself with?