A Day of Nothing

April 24, 2012 | By More

Do you ever have one of those days where you just don’t care and you feel like doing absolutely nothing? Yesterday was one of those days for me.

I usually wake up every morning and make my bed (most days), put in a load of laundry, make CK breakfast, clean the kitchen yada yada yada. But yesterday I didn’t feel like doing anything. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. I didn’t even want to write a blog post but managed to do that.

So instead of feeling bad about it, I embraced it. I woke up and got Caden. I didn’t make any beds, didn’t touch a single piece of laundry and just chilled out with Caden all morning. I came down stairs made him breakfast and didn’t clean up the kitchen. I  stacked all the dishes in the sink.  And you know what?  After putting CK down for a nap I read. Yep, I read all throughout his nap and relaxed. It felt AWESOME. I didn’t feel guilty about my to-do list not getting done or that I had a million chores around the house. I just had some good ‘ole me time and boy did I need it. Once Caden was up I played with him until it was dinner time. After dinner and Caden was in bed I sat my butt on my couch, watched TV and searched the web.

I’m realizing it’s important to take a day off once in a while. Especially for us moms and dads who can’t turn our jobs off. Even more so for the working moms and dads. There is always something that can be done 7 days a week. But constantly going and going and going your eventually going to get burnt out. But more importantly I’m realizing that it’s OK to take a break once in a while if you really need it. The chores, the errands and the to-dos can all wait.

How about you? Do you take a “me” break every once in a while?

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  1. Jenny
    Twitter: JennyBrewton
    says:

    I definitely take “me” time as much as I can and think it’s extremely important! Good for you for relaxing! It doesn’t seem to happen enough!

  2. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)
    Twitter: Ahealthyslice
    says:

    I need to remind myself of this sometimes! I get so caught up in th go-go-go that I realize sometimes I just need to chill. And play with Hailey. And let the laundry wait. Great reminder :)