Anyone out there a classic Type A Personality? I think I have Type A on steroids. Rest and Relaxation are not typically part of my vocabulary. My typical day starts between 4:30 and 5 and after my morning caffeine injection, it's pretty much go, go, go until um...10:30 at night. I usually crash around 11:30. Then get up and do the same thing all over again.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Sound familiar? And rest? HA! Who has time to rest? I can't rest! Rest is for the weak!
WRONG. Rest is for the wise, sane, and healthy. And I've learned too many times the hard way that rest is just as important to the work day as work is.
As a writer I experience this same go, go, go mentality. Using spare minutes to edit pages, read a chapter, critique a first page, read a few blogs. I enjoy doing all of that, but I also think it's important to take a few of those minutes and just do NOTHING. Watch one of my many DVRed episodes, watch my kids play, or just crash on the couch and vegitate for
This weekend I'm retreating away for a little R&R. A chance to hang out with my husband. A chance to relax. A chance to breathe.
Otherwise I might end up like this guy
So, if I'm not around the next two days, I'm resting. Relaxing. Something we all need to do every now and again. (PS - I've prescheduled these posts and the new blogger is not my friend. If my posts seem particularly wonky, please forgive)
Oh, and if you're curious to see how I do manage my time, pop back in Monday.
How do YOU rest and relax? Go on any mini-retreats lately?