Enjoy Your Self
Such a simple and tried term, yet an unassumingly-powerful one, nevertheless.
When was the last time you actually took some real time off? By this question I don’t simply mean the occasional break from work, chores, bores, obligations, etc…but real time off with and for your Self?
We all need nurturing, from birth to death, but nowhere is this source of care more important—and ideally, of highest quality—than from our own individuals.
Just this passed Saturday I finally “tricked ” myself into enjoying some time off. I did it in such a way that I was without my car, without connection to the web, without any work, and simply in quiet solitude left with not a care other than to feed myself.
What a blissful exercise this was. Within the first hour I was able to communicate—meaningfully—to two of my best friends, my twin brother, and then had enough time, imagination, and gumption to converse with ME about all sorts of things that have been going on in my life. It’s funny how, oftentimes, the most important things worth inquiry and consideration take a back seat to our task and goal-seeking droning.
Taking time off to really reflect, re-evaluate, and check my driving actions has so far proven to be a powerful resource in helping to cultivate clarity and revisit the sense of purpose for my personal bigger-picture. While I can’t honestly say that I’ve yet turned this into a regular practice, I can only imagine how beneficial it would be if I were to do it with greater frequency. For now, however, I’ll stick to chilling out and start planning these solo-flights of inner-space fancy as often as needed.
Anyhow, if you’ve been busting tail for quite some time and are beginning to show signs of burnout, fatigue, or dissatisfaction toward what’s being pursued, then please, take some time out for You. You’ll thank yourself later ;B