When life and work and all that the weekdays entail get crazy and stressful, I realized a while ago that I like to go home and spend time doing the mundane.
Like take the time to cook dinner for my family.
And empty the clean dishes out of the dishwasher.
And even throw a load of laundry in the washing machine.
It may seem weird – or counterproductive. I mean, why would I answer the stress of the workday with more … work?
But as strange as it may seem, it really doesn’t seem like work at that moment. It’s just me, taking time to breathe, stepping away from the computer, not thinking about the massive to-do list in my planner at the office, making no major decisions other than what to make for supper.
So that’s what I did tonight, after working all day, getting Joe to piano lessons, and finally arriving home. It was almost blissful, I promise!
And now – after doing some LuLaRoe work – I am nestled in the sectional sofa, TV turned to the Food Network, with my brand-new The Pioneer Woman cookbook (birthday gift!) at the ready. It just arrived today and I can’t wait to peruse all the recipes. Oh … and slippers! Because it feels a little like winter is just around the corner.
I could be working. Trust me, I have more work on my plate than there are hours in the day this time of year … but for now, it’s time to relax and recharge – if only for a little while.
I hope you get a chance to do that, as well, this week!
xoxo – Lara