Monday, March 20, 2017

Take Time to Just "Be."

Having a whole 10 days off classes, school work, and clinic did absolute wonders for my soul. It’s funny how most times, you don’t realize what you have until you lose it. In my case, I didn’t realize how much I needed something until I had it. Specifically: time off to just be. To be on my own, to be with Ryan, to be with the dogs. To lounge in bed, to go adventuring, to pick up an extra work shift.

Ryan took off work for the first couple days of the week, so it felt like a perfect little staycation. We had a chilly, rainy day we spent at a matinee showing of Get Out (loved it). We ate sushi and drank half price bottles of wine. I bundled up in a blanket and watched Ryan’s 9:30 p.m. softball game. I did a bit of lunch and shopping with my mom, got a mani/pedi with a friend, and even went to a St. Patrick’s Day festival with some friends.

This weekend, we cleaned the entire apartment. Ryan vacuumed and dusted while I reorganized shelves. I cleaned up all our mini piles of random clothes and whatsits scattered across the bedroom. We opened the windows so our white airy curtains could billow in the breeze. We lit incense and turned on our twinkly lights and it felt like pure heaven.

I almost decided to be productive last night, but I knew I had quite the week ahead of me…so I didn’t. I finally used my Lush bubble bath bar from Christmas, put on clean pajamas, and scrolled through my Tumblr feed while watching the latest episodes of Big Little Lies and Girls. Sorry for the play by play, but it just felt so good to be doing things simply because I wanted to do them, not because I had to.

If you haven't had that kind of option in awhile, I suggest you find a way to make it happen. If you can't have a few days, take one. If you can't take one day, take one hour. It isn't scientifically proven or anything, but I'm telling you that you will become a happier human because of it.


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