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The theme of the month is “me time.”  I have a sneaking suspicion that my definition of “me time” is going to be a lot different than everyone else thinks it is, or maybe not.

I have a wonderful job.  Afterall, my job for the most part is to service you.  I love what I do.  I am blessed because not many people are able to turn their hobby into their profession.  I am active in my church. I am an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  I am a working mom to kids that are social butterflies.  Oh yeah… I am a wife (my husband would say that I am so busy that I sometimes forget about him).  When I think of all the things I have to do, all the things my kids have to do,  all of the things my kids want to do (which I am sure they would say they have to do), and all of the things I want to do, there is not enough time in the day.

I try to block out my time to do specific things everyday, I keep lists, I use lots of post-its, I multi-task, and get lots done.   My mind is always going.  I am always looking for new ideas and new ways of doing things.  Boy, I am tired just reading what I wrote.  The one thing missing from my enormous list of things to do is “relax.”

My recommendation for you is to make time to do nothing.  That’s right!  DO NOTHING.   I am sure many of you are just as busy as I am, and somehow we all fail to manage down time.  You know, the time when we just lay in the bed in our PJs, not worry about the dishes in the sink, not worry about the work undone and not worry that everything will fall apart if we don’t handle it ourselves.  Failure to find time to do nothing can take its toll on you.   For me, when I get so wrapped up in life’s daily happenings, my creativity suffers.  That is not a good thing.   So I recommend that you schedule a day to do absolutely nothing.  Free your mind of everything and recoup.  You will find that your productivity will increase drastically after a day of relaxation.  For me, I will have renewed creativity and drive to do the things I “want” to do, such as power through my projects.

So go ahead!  Schedule your Day of Nothing. I don’t, however, recommend two Days of Nothing in a row.  In keeping with my theme of nothing, here is a layout that has absolutely nothing to do with this blog.  *smile*


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2 Responses to Blog: It’s Hard Work to Do Nothing!

  1. Sandy says:

    So many of us forget just how important it is to schedule “me time”/”down time” for our selves because we are so busy taking care of everyone else. Even though it’s just me and my husband at home now I still find myself with a very crazy schedule. Between Girls Scout stuff, family issues and life in general I still find myself running around like a chicken with my head cut off. One solution I have come up with is to make dates with myself, AND put them on the calendar, because if it’s on the calendar it’s non-negotiable time (unless it’s an emergency of course). Some times my dates are with my camera, sometimes they are with my sewing machine, and sometimes they are with a good book. These dates give me the opportunity to remind myself that self-care is just as important as caring for everyone else. I think my camera is calling me now so I must go….

  2. adakallen says:

    Oooo! I like this page!

    I may have to have this Blueprint package!

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