Day of rest

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” 
― 
Maya Angelou

fireplace bear rug

I thought about making this blogging challenge a “every day in November except Sunday’s” challenge — but that didn’t exactly roll off the tongue (er.. keyboard). Because Sunday’s aren’t a day I want to make commitments. I want to rest. Practice self-care.

And self-care isn’t just sitting in front of fireplaces or taking bubble baths (although I did just get out of one) — it’s setting myself up for success every other day. I meal prep my lunches. Pick out my outfits for work. Spend time outside. Read books. Don’t respond to emails, messages, or even look at my phone if I don’t have to.

Because anything can wait. We aren’t that important. The world won’t stop if we do. So stop sometime. Take care of yourself.

I have more to say, but I’d rather go start my new book. I hope you’ll take some time to rest today. To take care of yourself.