Some days I just don’t feel like it:
- I don’t feel like waking up to an alarm
- I don’t feel like reading my emails
- I don’t feel like cooking dinner
And I know I’m not the only one. Right??? Yet somehow we all find a way to push through it and get all those “supposed to’s” done.
But what if we took a “time out” whenever we needed one, even if only for a few minutes. What if we gave ourselves permission to stop, take a breath and hit the refresh button?
One thing that has helped me get over the guilt of taking breaks is that I schedule them in small chunks. Think about it. If you tell yourself you need the day off, you come up with all sorts of excuses why you don’t have the time. But can you manage 15 minutes? That would be:
- 15 minutes to soak in the tub
- 15 minutes to just rest your eyes
- 15 minutes to enjoy a piece of your favorite chocolate
In fact, I think I’ve talked myself into a 15 minute break right now. I’ve almost finished the book I am reading and haven’t had time to pick it up for the last couple of days. That’s where I’m heading right now. Just 15 minutes, that’s all, and I will feel refreshed and revived and ready to face the rest of the day.