It’s been a little while since I’ve taken an entire day off. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did absolutely nothing productive.
The kids were gone for most of the day. My Dad stopped by to help me plan some of these projects around the house. I’m overwhelmed by everything and he’s helping me prioritize things. It’s helpful for me and then I can take it from there. It’s totally an ADHD thing and while I wish I didn’t struggle with some of these things, I can’t change it. The only thing I can do is find ways of working with it and that’s what I’m doing. 😊
We ended up going to lunch afterwards and that’s the first time I’ve gone to lunch with my Dad in forever. I see him all the time but not over lunch very often.
It was really nice. We were talking about his childhood and his parents, my late grandparents. It was a great way to spend the afternoon. When I got home, I still had a few hours of having the house all to myself.
The only thing even remotely close to work that I did today was write this blog post. It feels pretty good to have shutdown for a bit. I’m always working on something and I really needed the downtime today.
I’m going to bed in a few and getting up early to go walking. I haven’t missed a day of walking yet and I’m not gonna start now. I think after this walk, I’ll be a little over 25 miles for the week. That feels really good.
It’s definitely been a good day and I’m exhausted. I’m gonna listen to a book and call it a night.
We’ll talk soon.
With my health, I’m forced to prioritize rest, relaxation, calm, exercise, good sleep, and healthy eating. Then if I do those things right, I do have some energy. If I try to do stuff without the rest and relaxation etc, I end up spinning my wheels and having a big pain flare. You may not have pain flares, but needing time off to recharge is a good thing to do for yourself.