Thoughtful Thursday: For Yourself
August 2, 2012
Welcome to the August Intelligentsia.
#34: Elana from Elana’s Musings
#29: A from Are You Kidding Me?
#26: Strongblonde from Strong Blonde
#19: Ernessa from Fierce and Nerdy
#16: St. Elsewhere
#14: Lori from Write Mind Open Heart
#9: Sara from Aryanhwy
I finished a big project with a tight deadline yesterday. As soon as it was out of my hands, my boss high-fived me and then said, “Go home. Go do something for yourself.” I gave her a dismissive look, indicating that I had too much to do. “No, really, go do something for yourself and then report back tomorrow. Okay? Really. Okay?”
What my boss would mostly likely do for herself would be to climb a mountain. That couldn’t be farther from what I’d want to do for fun. There actually was a time that I enjoyed climbing, two decades ago (and two stone ago). The last time I went to my boss’s house, about an hour away, for an intensive all-day meeting, she suggested, “Whenever you drive up here, you should set aside some time to go running! Or hiking!” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I would rather enjoy the natural beauty from my car, or at most a leisurely stroll.
Back to yesterday. If I’d had a little more time before picking up Burrito and Tamale from school, I would have driven to the other side of town to go to a children’s consignment store. That is clearly not for myself, but it’s an activity I enjoy.
Sometimes I get massages or go to the chiropractor, but neither of those can be done at the last minute.
Something that can be done last minute would have been a yoga class, but the thought never occurred to me until now.
I used to go to the pottery studio for Me Time, but I don’t even have a studio selected here.
I ended up trying to take a nap, but I got woken up within a few minutes, so it didn’t really count.
The real Me Time ended up being eating my new favorite snack, cocoa kettle corn. Instead of using a bowl as I normally would, I ate it straight out of the bag. The glamour never stops around here.
What would you do if you had a couple of hours just for yourself?