That’s how long it took for me to finally feel somewhat relaxed!
Why is it that only when you slow down, you realize how tired, frazzled or stressed you were?
Well at least, this is what happened to me in the last month.
I’ve had the privilege of taking a whole month off, and although I had grand plans of tackling this and that, working on Mostly Organized and doing a lot of hiking, I really didn’t stick to a plan or a schedule, and it was GLORIOUS!
Only now can I see how shot my nervous system was. I had not been able to sleep properly for weeks (thank you #RestlessLegSyndrome & #Premenopause !), the lingering anxiety of 2020 and the feeling of having life on “standby“ clearly took a toll.
So, instead of forcing myself to do things that were making me miserable, I embraced the slow pace of vacation, while still accomplishing some things:
😷 Got our second shot on Day 1 of vacation and proceeded to be out of commission for the next 36 hours (LOL).
🏡 Worked with a client/friend on downsizing his belongings so he can move into a Studio Appartement.
👩🏻🏫 Had a couple of “coaching“ sessions with another client/friend (because #accountability works).
👨🏻🎨 Went to the Imagine Van Gogh Immersive Exhibition, which was super special after months and months of no cultural events at all
📚 Read 2 giant novels and watched a couple of TV series/movies (I feel alive when I read/watch stories).
🏕 Went on my first backcountry camping trip (a big scary thing for me I had been preparing for and researching/buying the proper gear for months) + another front country one to get out of the house.
🤑 Had a chat/update with our financial planner (retirement planning is paramount folks!).
🏅 Kept-up with my volunteer work – Hey friends @ioapa_official (we had a fun Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Viewing Party).
🍹 And had a good time in our backyard, usually with a drink and popcorn!
All that to say (if you’re still here, you’re AMAZING), taking time to recharge properly is something I often forget to do, and maybe that’s you too. Let’s remind each other that it’s OK from time to time. Ok?
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