I mentioned that work has been very busy this past two weeks and as such it has left me totally and utterly exhausted. Because I am all about honesty, instead of faking a sick day, I asked for a day off to rest and recover and it was granted. So yesterday, after having a sleep in, I just potted around home doing all those things that I love. I made a loaf of bread, watered the garden, finished sewing a new bag for myself, did some washing, pickled some chillies and had a super duper early night. All these simple jobs bring me bone deep joy and I felt I really needed it.
As I age I realise that I just don't bounce back like I used to and I must listen to my body. I want to enjoy good health, both physical and mental, for my whole life, so if that means having a day off every now and then, then that is what I will do. I am a very good worker and put my heart and soul into my occupation, you can't keep that kind of momentum up without good support and proper down time.
My darling Dad used to say your health is your wealth and it is so very true. I do look after myself with good nutrition and getting into bed early, moderate exercise, drinking plenty of water (thanks Mum) and having a bit of recreation in Ballroom Dancing, which I love so much. So really, I am doing everything possible to be fit and healthy both mentally and physically. I just need a top up of some extra time for me, occasionally.
So, tell me, what do you do for yourself, to rest and recover, so you can be, all that you can be?