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Yesterday's invitation: take a day of rest.

29 Mar 2020 6:15 AM | Anonymous

I'm really good at planning, and adapting, and building patterns and structures. Like, really good. You should see our family schedule. However, some days, like yesterday, I just need to stopped take a day of rest. For me, it was watching way too much Murdock Mysteries, and not going on line or getting dressed.  

It was my 'HOLY F%*K, we're in a global pandemic" day. It wasn't depressing or particularly sad. Just a day where I don't try, I just allow myself to do nothing. I recommend it now and then.  
As someone who used to battle depression, I used to worry that if I gave myself a day like this, that if I took one, I would need 12 and wouldn't be able to stop; but part of the many gifts of getting older is trusting my mind more. Now, once or twice a month, I take a day of rest.  
How about you? what slow down, rest, self care are you doing?


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