Happy Monday, folks!
Here we are…the last Monday of March already!
Isn’t that crazy?!
Easter is literally only two weeks away!
Hope you have your marshmallow peeps, chocolate bunnies, and peanut butter eggs secured and ready to go!
I won’t keep you long this week.
Short and sweet words for your eyes to read.
Grab the beverage of your choice and cuddle up in your favorite corner!
This week was an exhausting one to say the least.
Within the first two days, the volume of work I had completed at my full-time job was almost the same amount that I had completed in the five days of last week.
On Tuesday, I almost cried in the car on my way to get my haircut because I was just that exhausted. And it wasn’t even halfway yet!
I got to my haircut and the gracious and beautiful Alison offered me a seltzer water, a neck and shoulder massage, and a loving hug at the end of the appointment.
It was a much-needed moment in the hustle and bustle of what I was experiencing.
The evenings of last week involved a lot of cuddles with my weighted blankets, episodes of The Golden Girls, falling asleep in the first ten minutes of Encanto, and candle scents of warm apple pie.
It also involved a lot of…
As a society who seems to always have members of it that are on the go, go, go 24/7, it is all too common for us to forget the vital moments of rest that are bodies need.
Ever since quarantine 2020 and the end of Miles4Smiles in 2021, I personally feel that I have really tried to make a conscious effort to focus more on me.
Focus on MY needs, MY body, MY life.
And believe me, as someone with a big heart, it can be hard to not feel guilty about putting me first.
Especially when so much of your life’s energy has been focused on the needs of others around you.
Balancing out my own personal needs and those of the world and individuals around me is a very fine balance to master.
There is no perfect equation.
There never will be.
And I’m still learning that balance.
The needs of yourself and the rest your body craves will always keep you on your toes week after week, month after month, day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute, and second after second.
Listen to your body.
Always remember, rest.
Take that extra 20 minutes after your alarm goes off in the morning to stay under the covers.
Embrace falling asleep before 9pm on the couch as your favorite TV show plays in the background.
Indulge yourself and take that Saturday and Sunday afternoon nap to give your eyes the closure they have been craving.
Embrace the rest.
Sprinkle sunshine always,