I’m glad its a short week. Ever feel like you’re being pulled in 10 different directions? That’s what I’ve been feeling like lately. I only got two arms but they feel like they’re being pulled all over the place.
I value my own time. There are some people who can’t be alone or do things by themselves, I’m the opposite of that. I like being out with friends and doing stuff, but I also crave that time where its just me enjoying the day without distractions or company. I haven’t had that lately. The recent flurry of drama with my friends has kept me quite busy along with family stuff, but hopefully some of that will ease off soon.
So, recently, before bed, I try to have a few minutes of quiet time. Its only a few minutes just to relax me and allow me to release all the tension of the day. I’ve never been big on meditation (I don’t call this meditation but its my own take on it) because I have the attention span of a 2 year old, but am beginning to realize that I need to find a way to relax after a crazy day. Tai Chi has been a great activity to get me focused and energized, but I’m finding these quiet moments help me let go of the day, focus on chilling out and it’s actually helped me sleep better.
I’ve also taken up a musical instrument…the Ukulele. I know…laugh all you want, but its been a fun way to unwind. I am absolutely terrible at it, seriously terrible at it. I do plan on learning how to properly play it, but for now I’m having fun just strumming away. My sister-in-law got me hooked. I picked it up one day when I was visiting the kids and really liked it and my sister-in-law said I could take it home. So, every night I have a go at it and have been enjoying it…and laughing at my terrible playing. My hands are still getting use to it, so for now no concerts 😀 .
Life is a little crazy right now – hoping for it to die down soon. If not, I guess I better drag my friend to that meditation class and learn some techniques to relax!