Here is a weekend challenge: Do something just for fun and be present.
Hike with your family or best friend. Go at the right pace for you and enjoy the nature around you.
Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. Try rolling the marshmallows in my husband’s concoction of cinnamon, paprika, and chili powder before roasting. I promise it is good.
Host a tea party for your kids. Make sure to also serve scones or some other sweet treat.
Drink coffee. That’s it. No social media scrolling. No standing over the sink making breakfast while you drink it. Just enjoy the flavor and the feel of the warm mug.
When your child tries to tell you something that is important to them, really listen. (Unless it involves Minecraft. Then you have my permission to zone out.)
Meet with a friend for good conversation and some belly laughs.
Sit with a book and read until you decide to stop, unless you have small children who decide for you.
Walk around your favorite store with no intention of buying anything. Look and really see what is there with no agenda.
If you like house work, knock yourself out. Organize, purge, pull weeds, whatever makes you feel satisfied. Then come to my house!
Create something that isn’t for a specific purpose. Do it just for fun, even if you aren’t the best at it. Maybe especially if you aren’t the best at it.
When you take time for yourself, the stress of the world melts away and your priorities become clear. Take care of yourself, because this is the only body and mind you get.
I’ll go first.
Linking with Holley Gerth