How often is it that we give ourselves permission to do absolutely nothing and to feel good about it? No guilt. No remorse. No knots in your stomach wondering who will find out? Not often I bet. This past Saturday when I woke I looked at my calendar then sat stunned for a few minutes. I must have made a mistake. There was nothing there. No meetings. No appointments. No list of errands to run. Just a blank. I immediately felt compelled to find something that I must have forgotten to write down so I would not waste the day. At some level I felt that it would make me a totally selfish and worthless person when that is so far from the truth.
We need to step back. It’s not a day when we truly do nothing but rather a day when we can give ourselves permission to have a “self-care” day. Whether by accident or intention, we should be ok giving ourselves permission to be unscheduled. A day when we are free to reflect on just how grateful we are for the day, the people, and the blessings in our lives. We need to reflect on ourselves and renew our sense of self and how we have made it to this point in our journeys. With that sense of renewal, we are then ready to continue the journey. You deserve a break each day!