Yesterday was a much better day than Thursday. I woke up feeling emotionally drained from the week and I decided to spend the day in a way that would renew and refresh me. It was my day off from work, and I wanted to have a relaxed day with my kiddo.
Last year, after an emotionally draining week, I’m sure all I would have had the energy to do was sit and watch movies with my kid. We both would have been bored and cranky by the end of the day.
However, yesterday I decided to get us out of the house first thing in the morning, before it got too hot. We would go for a walk on a trail in the woods. Then possibly hit the library on the way home for some books and movies. Then have lunch and a nap, and then I would put on movies in the afternoon while I sorted through and discarded paperwork in my house.
The day went even better than I had planned. I never even put on the movies for my kiddo. He played happily for hours while I sorted through the paperwork in the afternoon. And, for the first week since I set the goal of adding more walking to my week, I actually got three walks in.
When my husband got home, I went food shopping by myself. Kiddo didn’t fall asleep until 10:30, but it was worth it.
Just what I needed.