Creating Space to Do the Hard Work of Relaxing – Daily Quote 

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a busy week. Plenty of hustle, bustle, scheduling home health nursing, physical therapy, doctor visits, and playing short-order cook capped by holiday excitement all piled on top of my typical onslaught of daily tasks. It all leaves me a little – drained. Ragdoll, dead dog, tired. You’ve felt it. Your brain gets fuzzy, you can’t keep your eyes open, and no matter how much you try to stay awake, sleep threatens to overtake you.

I habitually over schedule during this time of the year, knowing I’ll require the help of a team of Santa’s elves to get it all done. Today I have designated my downtime day. My scheduled naptimes are non-negotiable. The only items on the list are the bare minimum must-dos, nothing superfluous. There are various yummy leftovers, suitable for reheat and eat casual all-day grazing. I will wear my fluffy slippers and flannel PJs, pick up a book from my long-neglected TBR pile, settle into my big leather chair with a glass of wine, and see what happens.

How do you relax?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

12 thoughts on “Creating Space to Do the Hard Work of Relaxing – Daily Quote 

  1. This is a good question, and the answer has changed this year. I always used to relax by doing something I loved that didn’t require thinking, like craftwork or gardening, but this has proved to be impossible this year. So the only avenue open to me, are my power naps, where I can close my mind down completely, if only for a few minutes….

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  2. I have just finished a to-do list of editing and formatting and publishing two short books and some short stories and poems (for competitions, Christmas blogs, etc).
    Yesterday I stuck my head above the parapet and breathed the fresh air. Things that had been piling up (cleaning fish pond filters, dusting shelves, clipping a dog, wrapping presents… ) were swept through as if by magic. This morning was damp and foggy and it felt… seasonal! There were deer in the fields when we walked the dogs and I was in no hurry to get back.
    Next week I’ll look around and think “What next” but right now, I’m enjoying the space.

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