Today I found myself with an unexpected free afternoon. After the sheer madness of last week, you would I think I would have been relieved. Instead, I felt SO much pressure to enjoy every single second! (Am I the only when who gets stressed out when I am NOT doing 1000 things at once?)
After a minor freak out, I decided I needed to soak in EVERY second and force myself to relax.
I decided that the best way to set the tone for the day would be to begin with a nap.
I don't even remember the last time I took a nap. To be honest, it felt superb!
I woke up feeling very energized. Why can't we still have mandated naptime every day? Those preschoolers totally have the right idea!
I then decided to dive into some relaxing reading.
I really want to carve out time to read daily. I always so enjoy sitting down with a book or a magazine, but I have to be more purposeful in setting time to do so.
While I had planned to go on a run, I decided that it would be more relaxing to take a long walk. So the PaleoRunnerGirl decided to be the PaleoWalkerGirl and I traipsed 5 hilly miles.
Another activity that I delved into was working on paleo-fying recipes from cookbooks and actually HANDWRITING them into my recipe book! I just love the tactile nature of writing a recipe.
(By the way, how cute is this recipe book from Etsy?!)
As super lame as it sounds, I also made sure to drink TONS of water today.
Does anyone else FORGET to drink water. I always have a water bottle with me, but I rarely have 10 seconds to think, "Hey, you should finish this water!"
Later, I plan to rope Chase into doing a little Yoga with me; which should be AWESOME (and hilarious).
And last, but certainly not least, we plan to read more from our "book in common." Chase and I are that super dorky couple that has individual books, as well as a "book in common" that we read together. Right now we are reading this book:
Has anyone else read it? We are half-way through it and are on the fence about it still. Hopefully the last half is better than the first!
What would you do on an afternoon off? Are you good at relaxing, or are you a work-in-progress like myself?