Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Getting the Kinks Out

My blog does a really good job of informing people when I'm super busy without me having to say anything. Seriously. Nothing happens here. 

It goes without saying that I've been busy- which I knew was going to happen. October has been complete chaos. Wonderful chaos. But chaos nonetheless. 

I've been to Tennessee twice, I'm going to Florida next weekend, I'm hosting a 5K this weekend, oh and school. Yeah, that. Forget about it. So I decided to get things together before I reached this point:

I went on a mission this week to get everything back in order before the biggest weekend of the year next weekend. Instead of slaving away over the 8 million things I needed to do and stressing out about it all day- I took an hour to myself and got a massage.

And it wasn't until afterwards that I realized how badly I actually needed it. The masseuse spent the majority of the time attempting to get the knots out of my neck and shoulders. She probably thinks I shoot up with protein and calcium or something. It was pretty rough.

After leaving there I felt like a new person. I had my phone on "Do Not Disturb" mode for an hour and no one died. I relaxed for an hour and didn't feel guilty. It was great. And I wish I had the money to indulge myself like that regularly. Someday, someday maybe. 

But in reality, this hour of my day made me realize that sometimes, no matter how stressed you are, you need to take some time for yourself. Not a nap, not an hour in front of a TV. But an hour doing something completely for yourself. Painting your nails, reading a book, getting a mani/pedi. Something.

And for me today, that was an hour getting the kinks out. 

What do you do to get away from it all?

xoxo, jgp

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