Seriously. For a chunk of money, you can temporarily have few responsibilities. For my husband, that means no work worries. For me, that means no sweeping, mopping, cooking, dishes, or laundry. Ahhhh-mazing!
We just returned from a fun, short vacation in Sedona, AZ, where we relaxed. My husband can attest to the fact that I don’t relax often. I measure the goodness of a day on productivity, which is something I have been working really hard to get away from. Even when it comes from a place of joy, there is something so depressing about ending a day saying (literally, out loud) “today was a great day. I finally put away all the laundry, and got to mop AND bleach my kitchen counters!” I’m not a particularly tidy person, but motherhood has made me overly conscious of dirty, messy, or untidy areas of my home.
And if I can’t kick the productivity=self worth habit, at least I can be more exciting with it. For example, just before leaving town, I was able to alter two knit dresses so they fit better, switch out the waistband on one of the pairs of linen pants I made a while back, and fully sew two fun halter-style sundresses. Woohoo!
And, I even got a bit of exercise in on my vacation. I swam laps in the hotel lap pool, and went on several beautiful hikes. I even managed to keep up on my 30-day plank challenge and am proud to say I can now do a 170 second plank. I lost my 30-second lead, and am a little shy of the current time goal, but I am still really happy about how far I’ve come.
So, all in all, I’d have to say that the past two weeks have been great weeks, and not just because of productivity, but because of remembering to enjoy a lack thereof.
And those halter dresses I mentioned? I got to wear them on vacation!!