Normally I would just push my way through it and trudge by. But I don't want to do that anymore. By not resting, my anxiety would turn into another migraine, and that was definitely something I wanted to avoid like the plague!!
So my plan for the weekend was to focus on rest, time for myself, and relaxation. First, I had to teach myself what it was to relax (Turn off your thoughts. Get a good book and a blanket. Kick back.) and it was just strange. While the kids napped, I relaxed. At first I kept feeling like I was forgetting something, but then I just realized that it was my constant "go go go" mode trying to kick in again. After I kicked that to the curb, I relaxed.
|Lots of cuddles makes for a happy Team Lego!|
I did only things this weekend that I wanted to do. I still did my housework (just because I needed some time off didn't mean my house had to fall apart!). I still went for walks with the kids. I still played and laughed and tickled the kids. I still made sure to workout. I just didn't have a "to do" list and it was wonderful. I concentrated on eating well, exercising smart, and laughing.
|Off they go!|
|Eating well - baked honey garlic chicken, butternut squash with pumpkin spice, and steamed beans.|
|My longest plan to date! #PlankADay|
|Ahhhhh this is the life!|
What do you do when you feel like you NEED to wind down?
Have a fabulous week, everyone! *hugs*