We’re all living non-stop lives. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s OK to take a few moments for yourself, to unwind, to relax, to breathe.
It’s really not something that I’m very good at but I’m trying and that’s what counts, right?
This past weekend at Blend, things were busy and fun and I was exhausted but I found myself having a lot of trouble sleeping, especially in the early hours of the morning. There comes a point when I can’t lay in bed any longer so both Saturday and Sunday morning, I let myself roll out of bed, make myself a Spark and just spend a little time to myself.
I know this may sound crazy or cheesy, but I loved those moments and found myself okay with the lack of sleep because of the quiet, relaxing start I got to my morning.
Quiet evenings are also becoming a regular thing around here for me. It’s easy with our schedules and todo lists to just work until I’m so exhausted I have no choice but to go to sleep (don’t get me wrong, this does still happen sometimes) but lately I’ve been doing one Sudoku puzzle before bed.
One of my goals for the year is to read 6 books and so far I haven’t read a single one (how sad does that sound?!) so I’ve also been working on that by picking up a book and reading at least one chapter a night before I go to sleep. This hasn’t been quite as consistent but I’m working on it (again, that’s what counts!).
I know it may sound silly but I live for these quiet moments and hope I can keep finding ways to consistently incorporate them into my life and my every day routine.
Do you have a designated quiet time each day?
How do you make those fit into your schedule?
Joining in for TOL.