When You Need A Little Relief
Rejuvenation. The word in itself causes your senses to rise and you began to yearn for it. Images of spa treatments, messages, and ocean views start to flow to the forefront of your mind and then you exhale and erase the thought. How many times does this feeling occur before you actually take notice to what your body and mind are telling you? When you realize that your days began to last a lot longer than your nights, which is usually relaxation time, I think it's safe to say that a little relief from life stresses is needed.
There have been times when I've felt so overwhelmed just keeping up with my day to day activities. Months went by and I could literally feel myself dilapidating after accruing so many unused paid vacation days. It took a week straight of morning headaches, a few client complaints concerning my disposition, and friends constantly inquiring about my emotional state, for me to realize that I hadn't taken a break for me.
We often believe that just because we haven't preformed some great task outside the norm, that no rest needs to be taken. We schedule every free minute of our weekends with things to do until we don't end up "entertaining" ourselves until 9p.m. in the evening and that can mostly consist of late shows, no shows, and wish they hadn't showed.
This week, if you find yourself starring off into la la land, take that as a subtle hint from your subconscious mind telling you to breathe. It will do you well.