Saturday I taught my first workshop. And yesterday I did nothing. Slept late, cleaned the house a bit, played with kitty outside, took pictures of beautiful leaves touched by morning dew, read comics and fiction, and watched mindless entertainment in the form of US shows (sorry guys, but seriously, you’re the best at this).
Yes, I took a savasana Sunday. I mean, I didn’t do anything work related and the only body shakin’ I did was dancing in the kitchen to the radio, under the unfazed watch of Lulu the Krazy Kitty – I admit, it took me a lil’ bit longer to clean said kitchen, but it was WAY MORE FUN that way. And it didn’t look like work.
When you start a lil’ business, you work like a dog. Holding down the day job while keeping an eye on your “true work” email just in case… Writing classes, studying, doing doing doing… You can’t be stopped. Until your body and mind beg you to stop.
I have already written several times about pausing, about cutting back on the net, about giving yourself some time to rest, while in true Type A fashion I couldn’t quite go the whole nine yards altogether. Then on Sunday, I did no work related thing whatsoever. Didn’t open the computer and didn’t turn the phone on. And you know what? It felt GOOD. AMAZINGLY GOOD.
Now I am back, for the last week before a lil’ holiday break. In Dijon, France. I am not taking my computer with me. I will rest and reflect on my 2011 with my pen and paper, away from distractions. Because people stop too, and they won’t send you a thousand emails while you are off for a week. They will be off too.
Why not take the time to enjoy the present moment, with your family or your partner or your pet, and leave all your worries behind, for once?
Today there is no music. No distractions or stimuli from outside. Just rest, and enjoy the silence.