Lately, I have been feeling that itchiness around needing some time off work. It’s normal, it happens every six months or so. And it always happens in October.This weekend was somewhat unusual for me in that I worked a bit on Friday, one of my regular days off. And I was sick all weekend.
But I actually rested.Sometime around 5 pm yesterday, a thought about work popped in my head. Something really simple, like tomorrow is Monday and I have to go back to work.
And I felt ok about it.
I didn’t feel that Sunday feeling. Do you know what I’m talking about? It’s almost a bit of a sadness that the weekend is over. I didn’t have it yesterday. I felt ok with going back to work. I didn’t feel overwhelmed by all the tasks left undone when I left last week.I always know that time off from work really helped when I feel that way-when I feel good about going back to work.
And even though I have been sick these past few days, my mind felt clear, not full of confusion from too many to-dos.I was trying to figure out what it was about this weekend that helped so much. After all, it wasn’t even a full weekend according to my usual schedule.
I keep going back to this-I actually rested. I stayed close to home. I had to mentally tell myself no to things I wanted to do-a long run, volunteering at the church, browsing at the fabric store (that last one was probably a good thing for my budget).The weekends are supposed to be relaxing, and at times, they are anything but relaxing, especially these past few weekends supervising the completion of a book report.
I am grateful for this past weekend, even though I was sick, it helped me slow down and feel ready for the week.
This post is part of the 31 Day series-Mindful Moments.