“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ” – Jill Bolte Taylor
I’m pretty sure we are all a little guilty of finishing work and just being too tired to do anything other than just sit in front of the telly, I mean by the time you finish, get home, cook dinner, clean up it practically time for bed and up to do it all again the next day. But how much time are we wasting in a week, month, year?! One of the reasons I go the gym at 6am is because I know I won’t go after a long day at work.
Two weeks ago I arranged to meet a friend for coffee after work, I totally forgot about it then a couple of days ago ( the morning of the coffee date ) she text me asking what time we should meet. My heart sank I totally forgot about it and after only a couple of hours in work I was already looking forward to getting home and putting my pjs on. I pulled myself together, had a word with myself and headed off for coffee and a catch up. After five minutes of chatting and giggling I had totally forgotten about work and wanting to go home.
Nothing beats a coffee with friends, phones are left in bags while you catch up on each other’s lives. Self care has nothing to do with how much money you can spend on a activity or whether or not you can spend a whole day doing it. Sometimes self care is just you and a friend catching up for an hour, sometimes you just need to vent and have someone listen to you.
Why not go through your phone right now, I’m guessing there is a number in there of a friend you haven’t seen for too long. Why not give them a call and catch up with them over coffee, over dinner or just go for a walk around a local park. Take an hour or two out of your day to reconnect with someone, chances are they could do with it to.