It wasn't my average Sunday, in fact, I almost felt like I had to find something to do. "What is going on, why does this feel wrong," I said to myself. It was a lackadaisical Sunday.
I don't get to relax much. Even when I don't have to work I always have something else scheduled in its place. But this time, this time there was nothing on my schedule. No work, no appointments, and the one thing I had planned to do got canceled.
At first, I planned out a full day for myself. Everything from a breakfast, a manicure, a pedicure, and shopping where all up for consideration. Why not, I deserved it! Then I thought, well I should save some money and just watch a dollar movie and catch up on some house work. But I didn't do any of that. In fact that day turned out to be an uneventful yet very relaxing day.
I will tell you that it wasn't easy taking it easy. I felt nervous. I felt like my world was ending soon. Seriously, I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. I started making a list of things that I was going to do around the house. I was going to gather up the items I thought I needed for my newly put together list just because I had nothing to do. That's when it hit me. "You know what?!" I thought. I would be complaining about having so much work if I actually had to do it, but since I don't, I should enjoy this day! I think I felt that way because it was different. It was an unfamiliar feeling having all that time alone. Eventually, I embraced it. I took a deep breath. I set my list down, and on the couch I went. The only thing I did that was remotely close to any work was that I showered and cooked. I loved it!
I realized some things about myself that day. I'm not ok with not having anything to do. For some reason, I found that it's hard for me to relax when I'm alone and I really need to learn how to deal with that. I needed that day, and I'm sure within time I will be able to take a "Me Day" more often because everyone should be able to sit around by themselves and do nothing every once in a while!
So, you have my permission to sit down, take a load off, and just enjoy the sweet feeling of peace and tranquility as you do NOTHING!!
Born in the city and raised in the mountains of Ky. Taking on life one day at a time!