IT'S OK TO DO NOTHING.
Relax, recharge and reflect. Sometimes it's OK to do nothing.
But why is that so hard to do? Our days are usually jam packed with to do lists and all we want/ need is a break. A few minutes to sit down and relax, watch tv, read, literally do nothing. When we get that, we feel like we should be doing something. Know what I mean?
I don't know about you but I am used to being "busy." To be honest, I hate that word. If you listed to Episode 17 on my podcast, you know that I am doing my best to remove it from my vocabulary and my life this year.
It's a three day weekend for the kids, no school Monday for Presidents day. When we ask them what they wanted to do their answer was "nothing." Just like us, they feel "busy" during the week. They need their time to relax and recharge just as much as I do. All they wanted to do this weekend was hang out at the house.
Today, Ellie and I snuck away for a bit. We stopped by the boutique, grabbed a popsicle (our girl secret) and went to the grocery store. We have a family habit of saying "home sweet home" every time we pull in our driveway. The kids make fun of me for saying it so much. I said it today as we pulled in the driveway and Ellie said "Mama I love our house." I told her how much I loved it too, especially when all five of us are there together. She asked what we would do for the rest of the day. I said I would like to sit on the couch with her and do "nothing." She had the biggest smile, we cuddled on the couch, she watched one of her favorite shows and I finished a book.
Together we relaxed and did nothing. Sometimes we just need to be still and be near each other and that is OK.
I want to slow down this year and enjoy more moments like this, not feeling like we are rushing from one thing to the next. The list of things to do can wait, the hours of cuddling with the little girl who made me a mama can not.