Monday, 14 December 2015

Taking a long overdue break

With a New Year just around the corner and the opportunity to take some serious time off before 2016 kicks in, I have been using the month of December as a type of stay-cation / reboot. It's a time for some much needed relaxing, copious cups of tea and taking it easy.

I had not noticed that I was really tired until I stopped. I was starting to feel run down. Run down by the events of this year, both happy and sad. I'm now in the process of getting a good routine going, filled with a decent amount of sleep, good food, a kick as skincare routine and some time to read a good book or two.

It's been the first time in over ten years that I have been able to have a month off and just ......BE.

Be with myself
Be still
Be Gratefull
Believing in good, great things for the year ahead

I've not done much else with my time, I've mostly been in my own company. It's been an important to not take it too seriously. It's been full of days filled with ease and stillness. And when I feel restless, I spend time with others.

I think, that after having to go through a hard life event for a long period of time, it is important to make some time to get back to some kind of normal. I'll never be the same, I have grown in a lot of ways. But for the past four - five months, I've had to let something else take over and just get through it. I had forgotten myself. Not completely, but if I'm honest, I wasnt all there, I was going through the motions, getting it done. Wanting it to be over.

And now I have had the luxury of a month off. The gift of time. I've not been doing much with it. Not by others standards. But, for me, this is enough, it is what I have needed and would encourage anyone else to the same, to have a time out, a stay-cation! It doesn't have to be for a month. It can be a long weekend. Make time for yourself, you are so important!

1 comment:

  1. Like you said, sometimes you just need to 'be'.
    Enjoy the rest of your time off :-) xx