Yesterday I squandered time, and money, and energy and it was glorious. I spent a beautiful day getting a pedicure, shopping, and then having dinner with my family. I had an iced coffee, I ate too much, I drank too much. I laughed all day and caught up on gossip. I bitched about work (a little), I ignored my emails and my cell phone. I didn’t rest. I didn’t do anything productive.
This morning I woke in a fabulous mood and I tried to remember the last time I enjoyed myself like that.
Don’t get me wrong; I take good care of myself in many ways. I eat well (mostly), I rest, I do yoga, I socialize, and read novels, and drink moderately. I get exercise when I can and get plenty of rest.
But there is something fabulously uplifting about being unproductive and a little irresponsible - especially if you are always the responsible one. Yes the world is still waiting for me today. I must make lunches, pay attention to our checking account, respond to messages and emails, clean the kitchen, do laundry – all those things I “should” have been doing yesterday. And of course I will have to rest for awhile. But I’m doing all that today with a fresh perspective and a whole new attitude.
My prescription for the day: go have some fun.
How do you let go and enjoy yourself?