Today was a busy day at the quilt shop I work at. It isn't a difficult kind of busy nor a stressful kind of busy, but I'm on my feet interacting with customers and there is a drain of energy in that. I was lucky to find a candy bar that I stowed away from my trip to CA. My sister was very sweet and left it for me in the room I was staying in. Those little bits of chocolate was a nice little indulgence to give me a little go power. Often the work of the day is not hard, but it is hard to be away from my youngest son when his day is going badly. Today was no exception of that and the chocolate served as a little therapy to this mother's weary heart.
Once I got home I was very tired. I crashed pretty hard on the couch. This doesn't happen every day, but I think my trip fatigue was catching up with me. I totally passed over dinner. The hubs went to bed. My youngest son left me alone and I was able to regain life. Letting myself rest is therapy. I know that sleep is super important in general and I also know that I need a lot of it. I have felt guilty for sleeping a lot in the past. I didn't want to come across as lazy. Finally, I have accepted that to continue to be productive and care for my family I need a high quantity of sleep and I'm totally ok with it now.
This I can't explain, but reorganizing my fabric and planning out how I will be using it is therapeutic! My brain lets go other things that are the have to's of life and can relax into the possibilities. Sometimes just looking at what I have is all I need, and then other times it is the actual sewing that is therapeutic. Tonight I have been working on getting most of my fabric into my sewing room instead of housing it in the garage.
It is wise to fit in a little self-care here and there throughout your day. We all live busy lives and have a mirad of commitments. It can get stressful. I would encourage you to find little things during your day that are treated just for you. Don't neglect yourself. Sadly, very few people will think of what you need, so that is your job.
Today's Lesson: Make time for yourself, even if it is just a few minutes. You are important!