Today, I started the day completely out of sorts, and frankly it’s my own fault.
I need to learn how to relax and savor the weekends. Sundays are supposed to be a day of worship and rest. I have never been any good at the “rest” part of the first day of the week. For instance, take the Sunday nap. My husband loves to nap and is very good at it. It makes no difference what is going on in his life, he can lie down and immediately fall asleep. It does not matter where he is , he could be lounging in the backyard, or sitting on the sofa, and, within a minute of two, you can hear him snoring. I wish I could do that…
For me, I view nap time as an opportunity to get stuff done. My “TO DO’ list is a mile long, and always seems pressing. My husband does not understand why I feel that way now that I am staying at home. “Write it down, and save it for the week ahead”, he says. “For Sunday, you should slow down, recharge your battery, and take a pause for the cause”.
I know he is right, but like a junkie, I cannot help myself. It’s like I am addicted to stress. I wish I could relax more, maybe I drink too much coffee, or I am just naturally wired this way or am I? Something has “got to give”.
By 7:00 pm last night, , I was exhausted, and irritable. I asked him to give the girls their baths. Gentleman that he is, he did give them baths, but he also had “I told you so” air about him. I could not blame him, he was absolutely right. I know if I would have just rested when everyone else did, I would have had the proper energy and attitude to take care of my daughters.
Do you take naps? If so, how do you slow down the voices in your head or stop thinking about the long “TO DO” list?
What do you do to relax on the weekend?