May 12th Lesson: Slow Down, Rest Up

It was a rainy day. I felt the need to do a million things today, but I did not accomplish much. My brain was on overdrive, my body was not. My kids went with their dad for a couple of hours and I thought maybe I should go running or clean out another section of the basement or fold laundry. None of that happened. When my kids are not home, I typically turn into a powerhouse energizer bunny that can multitask at the pace that I am thinking – and that is fast.

Today, not so much.

Before I knew it, they returned. I had nothing to show for my day except a dirty dish from my lunch. Oh, I made eggs for myself. Does that count?

My son was a train wreck, so I laid him down for a nap. I told my daughter she could have iPad time. And then I did the unthinkable.

I took a nap.

For almost an hour, I took one of those sink-into-your-bed-heavy-breathing kind of glorious naps. It was amazing. I haven’t napped like that in years. I usually use my son’s nap time as productive adult time on something that requires concentration, like doing bills or making an important phone call. Nope, not today. Today I took a NAP.

Today’s lesson is to slow down and rest up. Ya never know when life is going to speed up again.

Stifle Me Not

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