So yesterday was a read-a-palooza for me. I started a book in the doctor’s office while waiting for mom to get done. Two hours and nearly the entire book later (I had ten pages left to read. I almost made mom wait while I finished the book, haha!), I was head-over-heels in love with this author and this series. When I went to finish the story later that night, I read the five pages, but then I wanted more! So, I picked up the second book in the series and finished it, too. Stayed up until 2 in the morning, even.
It was completely, totally decadent. It was not crossing anything off my to do list, and was not what I’d planned to do with that time. But you know what? It was taking time for me, doing something I enjoyed, and it was also very much a needed mental vacation.
What are you doing to spoil yourself? Did you decide to let the dishes wait until tomorrow so you could read/crochet/knit/sew/fill in the blank here? Did you decide that you were taking a Friday night for you and doing something fun?
We don’t need to work all the time. We need to take time for ourselves, and a lot of us don’t take as much time as we should.
Don’t feel guilty. Don’t fret over what you need to do. Just take that time for yourself and have FUN!