Today was a self-declared pajama day at home. To be more precise, it was a tank-top-sweatpants-sweatshirt-flip flop day at home, and I spent a hot Sunday by myself looking like a true hot mess, with an emphasis on the mess. Here’s the kicker, I couldn’t have been happier.
When I woke up this morning, I made the conscious decision to move through today at a leisurely, but focused, pace. I had my never-ending ‘Things To Do” list to guide me, but instead of racing through the day and stressing myself out checking things off of this list, I just took my sweet time and enjoyed doing. For every household task and chore I completed, such as laundry and ironing, I did something caring for myself, like reading a new book that arrived on my doorstep and indulging in some on-line shopping. As evening approaches, I feel calm and relaxed, and I feel very accomplished, as I look at a much shorter list.
One of the things that I had not planned on doing was inspired by my on-line shopping venture this afternoon. It felt good to treat myself to a few items for my wardrobe (on sale, at that, which makes it feel even better), so, it made me think of a friend of mine who is in need of a care package of sorts. My friend has been under a lot of stress and focuses on taking care of others, and this friend also tends to neglect their own needs and wants. I carefully selected a few items from an on-line store that are sure to elicit a smile and inspire some self-care on the part of the recipient and had them shipped as a surprise. So, even though my friend does not know it, help is on the way.
Just one thing each day . . .
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