Who doesn’t love sleeping late on their day off? It is an amazing feeling to go to bed without setting an alarm; to be free to rise at the exact moment you want to and not a second earlier. You earned these days off, but if you really want to make the most of it, you should try to start getting up earlier.
Silence. Immutable, meditative, life-giving silence. Wake up with the sun, make yourself some coffee, and sit by a window and read (or, if your climate and living situation accommodate, sit outside on a patio). Even though it is your day off, adulthood finds a way to bring stress to your doorstep. In the morning, though, you can enjoy a little bit of disturbance-free time before the hassles start rolling in. Once you’ve had your relaxation time, the morning can be a great time for productivity. If you want to work out, do it in the morning, so it is less likely to be shoved aside or canceled because of things that have happened during your day. Set goals for the day, even if they are as simple as a to-do list. If you take this quiet time to organize your day, your errands will feel much more manageable.
Once you have planned out your day, now it is time for a relaxing breakfast. Everyone remembers the old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but everyone seems to forget it when real life sets in and they have a schedule to keep. You don’t have to make yourself an elaborate breakfast, but you should once again find a quiet place to eat. You can read the paper, or watch some TV, but make sure that it is nothing that will cause you stress (no news, financial advice channels, etc.). Once you try this a few times and see how relaxed and serene you feel, you will be hooked.
- June 27, 2016
- Tracee Garrett