I’ve finally managed to take a week off. @Goldie, I made it! The idea was to get seven days doing absolutely nothing. I knew straight away it would never happen, but at least I could grab a few days to think over my life. Or at least a few hours a day to give myself a room for making up my mind.
Recently, I was feeling overloaded. All projects at work I wanted to give my best for, all urgent matters which had to be solved immediately, all complaints which had to be answered shortly, all people who needed my entire attention made me a human wreck.
This is a state of mind when you give too much. When you try to please everyone. When you avoid conflict by all means. When you want to prove you deserve the reward.
I was sick of it.
I needed to find a balance. To slow down my race and to start seeing things clearly. To feel I’m alive and not only existing. It’s hard to catch life’s beauty when I try to be faster than the wind. When I see only the shadows behind me When every day looks exactly the same and it seems I’m running like a hamster in a circle not knowing how to stop.
My first day off felt like a hangover. It was such a strange feeling to wake up on a Monday morning not having to go to work. I drove my baby to a nursery, I went to a beauty salon to make my nails, I made a small shopping in a grocery and when I finally reached my place, I just jumped into my bed and grabbed a book. It was so nice not being in a rush. Not having to follow a long must-do list. Taking my time as long as I wished to do so.
My second day felt like a detox. I was urged to open my laptop to quickly check work emails, but I hardly resisted. I went to a marketplace where I bought plenty of fruits and vegetables. When I came back home, I made oatmeal with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and nuts. I was shocked I’ve eaten a healthy breakfast for the first time for months. I was reading again, exploring the topic of emotional intelligence, writing a little bit and practicing yoga.
The third day is coming.
The best part of my week off is that coffee ceased being my engine. I don’t have to drink coffee in the morning, because I can sleep as long as I want. I don’t have to drink coffee in the afternoon, because I can take a nap whenever I feel tired. It is great to act naturally without artificial enhancers. I drink more water than before. I drink herbal tea. It feels so good.
I believe seven days for peaceful mind will help me to heal these parts of my inner being which suffered the most throughout last events. What would be your recommendations on how to spend a week off?
PS. I’m so happy to be back here 🙂
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