If you would have asked me a few years ago what my day looks like, I would have rattled off a million things taking up every second from the moment I woke up until I went to bed. I never saw anything wrong with it. That’s who I was and I loved being the planner and having everything complete. Keeping myself busy meant I was getting things accomplished, and, typically, time was going by faster (especially in college when I wished time away!)
It wasn’t until about a year and a half ago that I started changing. I no longer needed to fill my days from top to bottom. I didn’t make plans for every night. I wasn’t a fan of using my entire weekend doing things. I was enjoying change and with it, I was enjoying time. It definitely wasn’t an overnight deal with just being okay with letting go of the planner in me. Part of it had to do with marrying Aaron and forcing me to slow down because that’s how he lived life. He doesn’t stress about things. He is okay with hanging out on the couch and not getting a to do list done (…I’m not quite there 😉 ) He’s ok if everything doesn’t get done in one day.
The past few weeks have been go-go-go, which the old me would have appreciated. It’s times like these when I am super busy that I remember a few years ago, and am grateful for the changes I have made. I’m more than happy in the life I have right now, and enjoy having time to relax, whether it’s by myself or with Aaron. Time flies by so fast as it is, and I don’t want to wish it away any faster.
See, Benny has the idea.
I challenge you today to find 10 minutes to relax. Whether it’s watching TV tonight, going out on a walk at lunch, or reading a book, just find something that relaxes you. The to do list will still be there, but you might even be better at tackling it after you take some time for yourself.
Do you pack your days or do you take some time to relax?
I’m linking up with Amanda today for some thinking out loud!