I write about this all of the time, but self care is crucial. However, as I mention so many times before, it’s often one of the things that always goes towards the bottom of the list. Sometimes, it’s because we just forget. Other times, it’s because we are trying to do everything — from work to school to making sure that you get enough sleep every night to having a social life.
After all, we’re only human.
A long time ago, someone told me to make time for one day a week to just be lazy. At the time, I thought that it was a good idea. Over time though, I began to avoid that like the plaque. Instead, I would run myself into the ground with social, work and family commitments. I didn’t want to do any of them, because I just wanted to stay in bed. But, I kept on going constantly. I didn’t listen to myself.
Last week, I began to feel run down and tired everyday. I was constantly complaining to anyone that listened that I just needed a personal day. I was having trouble concentrating, and felt exhausted at the beginning of the day.
On Sunday, I decided to do so. I sat on the recliner and knitted all day while watching the Marvelous Mrs. Maizel. And, it was glorious. By the end of the day, I was well rested and ready to take on the week.
So, the bottom line: we all need a lazy day to binge watch our TV shows and charge our batteries. We need days to just sit and recharge.
After this realization, I am now making a new goal for myself: to carve out some time every week for me to have that time to binge watch a TV show, whatever that may be. As I realized, without that time we become run down and can’t perform at full task. And, as I was told many times before, if we don’t take care of ourselves, how can we best take care of others? How can we do our best at everything that we do?
Chances are, we can’t.
So, bottom line — everyone deserves a lazy day.