I think I might have done a post on this before... maybe something similar actually. So, since my little break away at Hoar Cross Hall, as I lay there in the 'Sanctum' and also in the 'snooze room' - yes this does actually exist! I realised I am always 'doing'. In fact, I think it was before then that I realised this, it was actually a couple of weeks ago when I was with a load of people talking about their favourite TV shows. "no, you have to see this" they were saying. "How have you not watched this?? It's so good!". I sat there and thought, but I don't have time to watch TV. I mean I don't really, I'm always too busy doing something. Then it hit me... I'm a workaholic! Oh god, I never thought I would be one of those people, but come to think of it I was a little bit gutted the other day when I had finished all my work I needed to do and didn't have any more to finish off! Okay, maybe Hoar Cross came at a good time for me.
So, going back to what I was saying before, as I lay there I realised I don't do this enough. You know, just 'being'. There's always a client/laptop/iPad/iPhone/yoga mat etc etc in front of me and I never really stop in a day. So, I have decided to make a conscious effort to just 'be' more. I don't need a book or a phone. I don't need anything... just me. Each day I want to try and spend around 10-15 minutes just resting. Kind of like a little old lady ha ha. You know what I mean, just chilling and kind of meditating. Not thinking of anything too stressful and not necessarily falling asleep. Just being there and spending some time with me. Why don't you try it? Sit in your fav armchair or outdoors in the sunshine (slathered in SPF of course!).
I would love to think it helps calm you and allows your day to pass by a little more smoothly. Plus it's holiday season now so why not even 'be' on your sun lounger watching the fluffy clouds float by...
Thanks so much for reading, I'm off to 'be' for a little while before I carry on.