It should come as no surprise to myself or anyone else based on the book I’m reading this month that I am struggling to find time to just plain live my life. Between family, work and friendships, I feel stretched to say the least. And I’m tired. I can definitely fake it all day long, but at the end of the day I can’t wait for my head to hit the pillow…and I never really feel refreshed when the 6am “baby alarm” that is my child wakes us up for the day.
This morning I was especially exhausted thanks to a night out with my mama friends. I in no way am complaining about that—it was SO FUN! But, alas, my eyelids feel heavy for sure.
Though I try to go for a run most mornings, sometimes it’s more important to take care of the inner self than the outer self—and that’s where I tap into the power of a walk. On days like this when I’m just this close to throwing in the towel, deciding I’m crazy to do this stay-at-home, work-at-home thing, I choose to give myself grace to skip the run and instead pour myself a big mug of caffeinated coffee (unlike my daily decaf) and just go for a stroll.
I’m blessed to have a child who doesn’t hate the stroller, and that means that walks can actually serve to refresh and recharge me when I’m sort of at a loss for what to do next. It’s amazing what a little caffeine, fresh air and movement can do for the mind and soul, isn’t it?
So, today I leave you with these simple words and a question (because I really am curious): What simple thing recharges and refreshes you when you’re feeling loopy, overwhelmed and out of sorts?