That was me putting on the brakes. Because this is stopping now.
By the time this past Friday hit I was so exhausted I actually felt nauseous - and lemme tell ya it was not fun. Just before noon I shut my telephone off, was finished work by 2:58pm and bawling my head off by 3:15pm watching Oprah fulfill a gaggle of Wildest Dreams (still not sure how she managed to steal my life?!?). Next thing I knew my eyes opened and it was after 7pm, the Chef was in the kitchen and Chance Chancellor (Y&R people - get there!!) wasn't dead after all. Miracles always happen on Fridays in Soap Opera land!! How do I get there??
You know doing nothing really is an art form to be perfected. It means making zero plans, potentially lying around in a vegetative state with or without television, in clean or not so clean clothes, eating out of a chip bag all day or maybe making a slough of food - doing nothing means whatever you want it to. And so it was. An entire weekend of nothing. Now if it could just last for 3 more consecutive days I might actually be nearing the stage of "rested".
Here's just a little of what doing nothing consisted of for me this weekend.
Mid-morning strolls for tea. My weekend dream state - lounging over tea.
Discovering a pizza joint in my neighborhood had gluten-free beer on the menu.
And pizza. That's it in the upper right corner.
Saturdays filled with aimless wandering = bliss.
I tried to choose some candy, but it started to resemble work
so I had to snap out of it and get back to nothing.
Catching an amazing sunset at the beach with zero distractions = the height of doing nothing.
Of course this doesn't rank too far behind it.
I really need to follow my cat's lead. He clearly has nothing down to a science.
Technically the weekend's not over so I have to get back to practice, but before I jet - what were you up to? How do you set boundaries to ensure your sanity/state of mind is not infringed upon? If you are just getting started - I strongly suggest a period of doing nothing to detox and calm your weary mind. It does wonders!