Happy Day 16: Take Time for Yourself
I think we all need time to ourselves once in a while in order to maintain a positive outlook. 98 times out of 100 I prefer to be around people, but there is nothing like being alone and uninterrupted for a while. Right? It's such a nice feeling. I don't multi-task well, so being a homeschooling mom of three kind of feels like torture sometimes. In the best way, haha, I wouldn't change it.
I never blogged about it, but "30 Days of Happy" actually started with me getting out for some time alone. All the little things in life had gotten really, really big and I really felt like I was on the verge of doing something really stupid. I'm not exactly sure what that thing would have been, but whatever it was, it would have been outrageous. And probably stupid. So I just got away for a day to be still for a while. (I now totally understand why women say they need to get out of town to think. It works!!) It was the best thing I've done in years. I didn't really do much, just drove and walked around a bigger city and prayed and jotted down notes and drank lots of coffee and slept all night and felt like the master of my own time for the first time in I don't know how long.
I wanted to write this post to encourage all of you to get away for a day or two if you can. Not to visit friends or family but just to visit yourself and be free and be you for a little bit. I strongly recommend staying away for a night, because the first day will probably be spent worrying about everything you left behind ;o) and it's the second day that makes the most impact. But if you can only afford a day, take what you can get! I think it will make you happy.
As a side note, I can't wait to show you what I painted tonight. I hope it comes out of the kiln all cute!
Have a really happy day!