As you can see I might be going to deep into the alliterations this week, somebody stop me! But here is why today was a wonderful Wednesday. Today my daughter started her senior year of high school. It was a wonderful moment marking a huge milestone in her life and mine (of course actually graduating will be good but one step at a time please). Also, I proved myself wrong today, I thought I would turn into a sniffling ball of tears but crazy enough I held it together. I was a little emotional but nothing like I thought I would be. When I got home from work, I spent the afternoon with my daughter looking through her scrapbooks and posting embarrassing photos of her on facebook (Hey isn’t that a mother’s job!). I love spending time with her if you couldn’t tell by the earlier post on her birthday.
So that is reason enough for it to be a wonderful day but there is more. Today was my Thursday and tomorrow when I am done at 3pm I will be off until Tuesday. It’s not that I don’t like my job, it’s more like I need a break. Mentally I am spent! I am looking forward to this time off and flying to OKC for a wedding and spending time with my friends of over 20 years.
Now that brings me to the therapy part of the blog… time for some reflections or teachable moments… taking time for yourself. Do you do it? Why or why not? How often?
I talk about my running being my time for myself but that is not always enough. I am attempting to find out new ways to take time for myself. Rejuvenate my mind. I was given a gift this evening by Dave (another reason why today is wonderful, I love presents!). The gift was a full body massage! Something I kept saying I wanted to start doing for myself but felt I needed a reason to do this. Okay, more of a reason than, I want it. More like I just ran a half marathon (which was when I actually spent money on a massage recently) and I deserve this to help my muscles recover. But do we really need to make up excuses to treat ourselves? Or maybe it is just taking care of ourselves. I’m gonna work more on that. Maybe not a massage every week, maybe reading a book I want to read, maybe taking a yoga class or just taking some time to just sit in silence and meditate/slow down. I’m still working on all the ways to take care of me but I urge you to take care of yourself and come up with some good ways to nourish your soul.