Ever had the problem where you have a free day – no work, no appointments, no obligations (well, apart from the school run and taking the dogs for a walk). And not being able to figure out what to do with yourself?
And the feeling that if you don’t cross things off a to-do list, accomplishing major feats of work or cleanliness, that you have wasted the day? That restlessness and absolute need to be doing, acheiving, accomplishing – something (anything!).
What’s up with that?
You get to lunch time, and realise you’ve done two-fifths of five-eights… hanging one load of wash, answering two emails and stripping the sheets off the bed don’t justify a mornings activity.
How to rescue the day?
Does it really need rescuing? Or is it that you really needed a day of not doing much at all… a day to gather your energy, consolidate your thoughts, dwell in nothing, really, while you gave your over-worked brain and body a little respite.
Call it a mental health day if that will make you feel better about it.
Can you give in to a day of nothing and sit still in that beautiful armchair in the corner? The one with the dappled winter sunlight making it look so inviting…
Top Reasons to not live your life at 100mph – Getting Still #1
Getting Still #2 – Addicted to Adrenaline
Getting Still #3 – Stilling Your Thoughts
Getting Still #4 – The Learning in Change, the Change in Learning