Happy New Year!
Two of my nieces shared a meme from “Quiet Quotes” today–one on Instagram, the other on Facebook. The meme reads, “Raise your hand shamelessly if you have successfully wasted the first day of 2017.” I raised both hands because I did absolutely nothing on the first day of 2017.
I was fine with my utter slothfulness until night fell and sleep beckoned. Then…I started thinking about all the things I could have done.
However, today has been super productive, and as I’m blazing through my to do list, I feel differently. The “wasted first day of 2017” led to a “successful” second day of 2017. I accomplished more today than I would have accomplished yesterday and today had I not allowed myself to simply rest. I work (hard) constantly, often even when I’m on vacation. I earned the “day off,” and the reality is that all the things that must be done will be done when they need to be done. I have just about a week left of my winter vacation, and I give myself permission to rest even more if I want to.
What about you? Do you allow yourself time out–to do nothing–to “be” in your own skin without guilt?
[Note: This year I will be participating in Microblog Mondays. The idea is to post a short blog every Monday–from one word to eight sentences. This one is a little longer than I intended, but “short” is relative. Right?]