Tuesday, 6 June 2017
It's 2:00 PM on a Tuesday... and there's nothing I have to do...
Now, let's face it...if we were 10 years old, this would be a travesty with the inclination to run to a screen to fill this quiet and open mind. But when you are almost 45 years old and having spent most of your adult time working at least one full time job topped with volunteer work, caring for family, maintaining a home, and working in time for socializing...this should be a welcoming fact, right? For most who are still in this whirlwind of living, nothing to do on a single weekday afternoon sounds like heaven. And rightfully so - our minds, souls and bodies CRAVE this in desperation...
But that sheer fact of living life so jam packed full of activity is, in itself, truly a disease! If any of us put our calendars in the hands of a physician back in the 1950's, we would have been admitted to a hospital for both mental and physical stress. And yet today, we find ourselves in a near panic - or guilt - when we are living simply to how we were designed.
While I've come to learn this well since my cancer, I often need a reminder. And it's reminders like THIS POST that give me the confidence and language to help others understand that:
1 - No, I am NOT lazy
I recently responded to a colleague who had emailed me on a Thursday afternoon regarding a non-urgent matter. I had already set aside my email for the day when he sent it. Friday was full of end-of-school activities plus some self-work... probably working on Healing Touch and probably my yoga crow pose (I'm making progress!!)
So, if you are contemplating changes in this area of your life, perhaps understanding the Disease of Being Busy can help prompt your first steps...
Need more help? Let me know and I can either direct you to someone, or perhaps a session in Healing Touch might be just the dose of self-care you need to start your adventure.
Posted on 06/06/2017 5:00 AM by Paula Swift
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