Let's be honest, I'm not a rebel. As much as I tell myself that I am, that I can break the rules and be ok with it...I'm just not. I was a good student, never played hooky, and am generally a by-the-book kind of person. I follow my routine and do what is expected of me.
But sometimes you just don't wanna!
This was me on Tuesday night. I was traveling a lot between a few different obligations over the weekend, and while they were all fun events, it was just a jam-packed and husband-less weekend. I'm the type of person that likes downtime, and I try to space out my events so not everything is back to back to back...but I realize that's not real life, and sometimes it can't be avoided. We're all busy! For me, I know that I just need to plan an evening or day where I can do nothing, or play catch up, and eat ice cream for dinner. That's how I hit the reset button.
After returning home on Tuesday night with both a gym class and a networking event to attend, I decided that what I really wanted to do was just stay home, spend some time with my husband, snuggle under some cozy blankets, and order a pizza. (I may have also been influenced by the cold and windy day outside...brrrrr!)
After mentioning this cozy evening to my husband, I am happy to say that he was totally on board! I may or may not have done a happy dance down our hallway. Ok...I definitely did. And then immediately put on my comfiest sweatpants. My week has been made.
It really is the little things...
With our lives as busy as they are, sometimes it really is a good idea to play hooky from your normal routines and just reconnect with each other. These mental health days are critical to our creativity and soul, and we need to recharge ourselves before we can continue to put ourselves out there and help others.
Not to mention, it's good for your marriage! I mean...pizza and a movie on the floor surrounded by pillows and blankets...it doesn't get much more romantic than that!
So while I'm definitely not advocating kids skipping school, or grownups (is that me?!) missing appointments or functions with families...every once in a while it's ok to take the day, change up the routine, and do something to recharge yourself and your relationships. I'm totally giving you permission.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:
Do what makes you happy.
If you feel overwhelmed...take the day, take any day, and do something fun.
Tell your spouse that you love them and want to split a pizza tonight.
If you can't get out of those responsibilities, find a way to infuse some fun into them to change it up!
Wishing you the best in love and life...
now plan a fun night in and do a little happy dance with me!