We all need a chill-out day every now and again. You know the kind I mean, where you slow it right down, relax, and just BE giving your mind, body and spirit a rest. But how often do we make the time to do it?
Today I had one of those delicious days, and it was heaven. Taking a guilt-free ‘me’ day that doesn’t involve decision-making, doing, or talking, is pure joy. It gives your brain, body, and emotions a much-needed break.
It’s about taking care of yourself, and it means stepping out of your routine and focusing on you ~ pampering yourself with the things you love to do. For me, it’s reading and listening to music… simple stuff, but so nurturing. The important thing is to recognise that you do actually need it, and when you need it. If you are one of those busy people who have a million things to do, falling into bed at the end of each day is probably all the rest you get, but even if you’re not so busy, taking time out to unwind and reconnect will reap rewards on so many levels. You will not only recharge, you will have the space to get in touch with your desires, your needs, and your dreams. And who doesn’t love dreaming a dream, and making a wish. That’s when inspiration strikes and isn’t that what makes dreams come true.
So, when you have your chill-out day make sure you do whatever you want. Spoil yourself! Align your vibration to the downstream flow and let go of control, stress, the to-do list, busyness, rushing ~ it can all wait! Just relax. Imagine staying in bed in the morning and reading, getting up for a late coffee, meditating, sitting in the sun, having a bubble bath, anything your heart desires… bliss right?
Well, give yourself permission to do it, and do it soon. Get fired up about relaxing… it’s important to take good care of yourself.
Inara Hawley © 2015