Sunday, February 01, 2015
While journaling yesterday, it occurred to me that I haven't given myself much slack over the past few months.
Life is always going to present a series of ups and downs for us to deal with. The stresses of today's world only compound those challenges. Yesterday I chose to take a day off. It wasn't the kind of day off I would have taken prior to my journey though. I still watched my food intake and made it a priority to get in my minimum number of steps. But yesterday I stopped to smell the roses, took a snooze on the couch and stuck my nose in a great book. I capped the day off with a long bubble bath and an early bedtime.
I feel like a whole new person this morning! I'm ready to amp things up for the coming week and continue to push my exercise to new heights. I'm sure I'll find small pockets of time here and there to dawdle around, but I think my day off will give me more determination and stamina to make significant progress on my journey for the upcoming week.
I think that a do nothing day may have to be scheduled every now and again.
I'm doing it because I love myself.