Winter Break has started and my To-Do list is longer than I care to admit. I’ve realized lately that I don’t take a mental break. Maybe you’ll understand what I mean.
I think about school. I dream about school. I have lists and lists of products I want to make. I find myself watching TV while checking my email, making products, reading blogs, checking Pinterest, and then I do it all again. My brain is always going, always thinking, always finding new ideas, solving new problems. If it was an engine I’d worry it was going to whirl around too fast until smoke came out and it sputtered to a stop.
So, I told myself that I had to prioritize and relax my brain. I decided I could read a book before starting my To-Do List.
How sad is that that I need to give myself permission? Lately, I’ve been reading blogs instead of books. I’m not one of those people that can read a chapter before bed and then fall asleep. I tell myself I’ll read a chapter. After several, and a look at the clock I close it and try to sleep only to make a secret deal with myself and read a few more and then I wake up exhausted. So, I limit my book intake when I know I’m busy.
Can I tell you that after allowing myself to read my book this weekend (and today), I feel so refreshed. I feel like I’ve officially relaxed.
Now to start tackling that To-Do List.
Nothing like reading about someone’s messed up life to get an escape from my own.