Growing up part of the ‘Just Do It’ generation hasn’t been a bad thing, its driven us to get what we want, to work, to have fun, to love, to party, to go for it. But rarely to just do nothing.
Anyone that follows me on Instagram may have seen I recently posted some daily affirmation cards I have received from the The Yes Mum and today’s card read ‘You don’t have to do it all’. Rather timely as I fell through the door having stayed away with friends this weekend. A three hour drive with a two year demanding this that and everything. Bags needing unpacking, house a mess from rushing off early Saturday morning, washing stacked up, a strange smell lingering from last weeks mouldy blooms, a blog post to write, new curtains to hang (black-out and praying they work for Vivienne and those 5am wake-ups)… I just wanted to leave the ‘adulting’ behind and crash on the sofa.
I didn’t though, we didn’t I should say… we just do it. As parents you do don’t you. You just have to. So this weeks Sunday post is about a bit of rest and relaxation. I am planning on taking some time to myself this week and doing absolutely nothing. If you think you can do the same, even just for half an hour then go for it. It’s so important we pause for a moment each week, each day if we can, and just take a break.