Friday, Sept. 16: How do you de-stress/take care of yourself?
By my nature I will give every last drop of myself to someone else. I have been burned by this in friendships and relationships many times in the past. But I think I have finally gotten to a place where the people in my life don’t take advantage of this fact. That being said I am the one who gets the phone calls when people are having a crisis at work or with their significant other. I get the phone call when there is a huge event coming up and they have nothing to wear and have to go shopping that very moment. I get the call when someone needs help picking out a gift. My phone blows up a lot.
Will has had many dinners interrupted by a friend with a boyfriend crisis. He has had to pause tv shows and movies more times than he can count because my phone won’t stop ringing. He is a trooper.
Because this is my default state I do sometimes have to remind myself to step back, turn off my phone and take some time to fill up my own tank. How can I help anyone else if my tank is empty.
One of the simplest ways for me to do this is to leave my phone at home. Stop and pick up a coffee and then head to my favorite nail salon for a mani/pedi. I always bring a book and read during my pedicure. Just this simple act has a way of relaxing me and I always feel better with my nails done.
Another major way for me to relax is to sneak off to Will’s parent’s beach house for a weekend. That is the most relaxing place in the world to me. Drinking coffee on the porch, watching the sunset and reading on the beach recharge my batteries all the way.
I am really lucky to have a husband who notices when I am in need of a little recharge and reminds me to go take care of myself.
Well 15 days in to blogtember and I haven’t missed a day. All that will sadly change tomorrow. Tomorrow’s prompt was to do a vlog. I was really hesitant about this from the first time I saw it and just wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to do. Well it didn’t really matter since I never figured out a topic, time to do it or way to record it before we left for a wedding in NYC. So I will miss this one but I can’t wait to come back and see what everyone else did!