Saturday was such a day for me. I recently added a sports activity to my weekly routine. I'm playing bound-ball with the faculty and staff at work. KT had a Nulites meeting at the Urban League and they usually run 2 hours. I attended weekly Bible-study at my local church and school is back in sessions. All this in addition to taking two doctoral courses and heading to bed around 2 AM a few days out of five during the week.
This post isn't to complain at all. I just find it difficult to be ok with those days or mornings when all I do is lay in bed and stare out the window at the beautiful blue, sunny South Florida sky. I shouldn't feel any kinda way about taking a moment to be renewed but I do. I've lived so long as a superwoman and now that I'm forced to say no (and I will because i want this degree; I often feel like I'm letting someone down or missing something.
I read an article on line today that gave tips on getting a boost before getting out of bed. They were good but I'd like to read your suggestions. What do you do on those days when you just don't want to get out of bed. How do you get your mojo back? Do you occasionally take a day or two each month to sit quietly?
I agree it is important for anyone to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Without it we'll run out of fuel and have nothing of quality to give (Mr. BIG and BFrame, I hope you both are reading this). I'm sounding the alarm to single parents because we are doing the work of two people. Even if you feel guilty as I sometimes do, find a day, place, friend, the money and just be you not a parent.
Someone reading this may be gasping but my son is now begging me to go. As much as I would like to take him up on the offer, school is a priority. I'm working to regain the year I lost after switching my program of study. I am appreciative of all the families that have supported me thus far. Without them I wouldn't be where I am today. Without them I can't take those weekends off when I go home and spend the entire weekend doing absolutely nothing. Those simple days are grand!