Just don’t do it
Last night was midwinter solstice, the longest night of the year. I made soup, watched TV and did my washing which was exactly what I needed to do.
I say ‘needed’ because I have been so tired lately. I never listen to my body. Instead, I add caffeine, alcohol, cold and flu meds, vitamins and anything else that will get me through the day.
But last night I did nothing and today I feel so much better.
Last week, I felt weird. Disconnected. Mojo-less. And because I felt weird, I felt worse. I wanted to be happy for people. To be able to be my ‘normal’ self.
It’s easy to get caught up in doing stuff. I am a shameless people pleaser. Yes is my middle name.
But sometimes so much yes can leave you with nothing left.
So, my friends, I give you permission to say no. To stay home. To binge watch box sets. To eat all the nourishing soups and casseroles and crumbles your wobbly winter bellies can handle. There is so much fun and ease and wellbeing to be had simply by doing nothing.