Day 98 - Just Relax.
Day 98 - Hey! Who else is having a stress filled week? There are so many things to do and never enough time to do them. Also, my kids are off from school for spring break this week. Before having kids, I imagined spring break would always be like college, one endless party on crowed beach somewhere in Florida.
While the kids and I are having a great time together, it isn't the spring break of my early 20's. It's stressful. Instead of drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade on Miami's South beach, I'm packing lunches, finding swim gear and generally wrangling cats, I mean kids. This is on top of building a business, creating a thoughtful blog post and getting general life needed activities done like shopping for groceries and lawn care.
It's time for a break. Since there is no time for sipping a cold one on hot sand for a round of relaxation, I decided to try meditation. Also, I hear all the cool kids are doing meditation these days like Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah. So I fired up the smart phone in search for some help from technology. I downloaded a meditation app Headspace to my phone. It has a great looking interface and hippest graphics. The first session only took 10 minutes. It was a lovely 10 minutes. It was like a spring cleaning for my brain. I felt refreshed, renewed and calm.
Today's project is to create a relaxing moment for yourself. Maybe try a meditation practice or simply take a few deep breaths. Carve out space for kindness for yourself today and find some time to just relax.
Check in and let me know how you feel after your chill out session. I'm going to try to dig up a Mike's Hard Lemonade, fold the 8 piles of laundry sitting in my living room and dream of a white sandy beach somewhere. See you tomorrow!