In my previous post I talked about "busyness". I also talked how I was working on not pushing myself to be so busy. Well, that's still a work in progress. Friday was an extremely busy day for me. It began with an early morning walk, about 4 miles I think.
I hurried to
eat breakfast, got myself ready and headed out to do our shopping. Lots
of stops. Home around noon and ate a quick (but healthy) lunch.
the real work started. We did a week's worth of laundry. I did food
prep, cooking, etc ALL afternoon. Yes, I have my breakfast and lunch
foods ready for the coming work week. But. I was worn out. Exhausted.
I did it to myself again. Pushing myself to "do". I usually do some
of my food prep Friday evening and the remainder on Saturday. But, I
had invited a friend (who is also my cousin) to come over on Saturday to
do some stamping (paper crafting...usually greeting cards) with me.
Oh, and I still hadn't done any house cleaning, since nearly every work
night last week was "busy". Guilty again. :(
Can I not practice what I preach??? Yikes!
On Saturday morning I made the decision that whatever cleaning my hubby
and I could get done, would be enough. Hey, the floors got swept and
mopped. That felt like "good" to me!
Once I told myself to stop and realize "enough is enough", I relaxed and enjoyed the rest of the day.
I had a wonderful time creating and talking....really talking (about
lots of stuff) on Saturday. Those hours of conversation and creating
were good for my soul. I love creating, but I love it even more when I
get the chance to spend time creating with a friend (or 3 or 4 when I
get the chance!). I felt so happy, calmed and re-energized. I'm still
smiling now, as I write this post, early Sunday morning. :)
Do what brings you joy. Oh, and while you're at it...remind me to do the same. Often. Okay?