When I was a little girl I couldn't wait to grow up. I was convinced that life would be so much easier. I wouldn't have to ask permission to do anything; I would be completely on my own to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. As a seasoned veteran of adulthood, I have to say that I miss those old days of playing in my room and having all of my meals prepared for me. I wouldn't even mind it if someone told me to take a nap, in fact, I think I would like that very much.
The older I get, the more complicated life seems...complicated, exhausting, and stressful. One of my plans (I won't say resolutions) for the New Year was to try to carve out some time each day to decompress. Time to give myself permission to read a chapter in a book, watch an old Grissom episode of CSI, knit a few rows in my ongoing attempt to try to knit something (anything!), or have a cookie and a nice cup of tea.
Rituals are important in daily life; they ground us, and these days, how I long to be grounded (as it were).
I have a special place for my daily dose of relaxation. It is in the great room near large windows, in the quietest part of the house where I can think (or not) and just breathe.
Setting up a special place for this activity ensures that I will treat myself. Here is my cozy corner, in afternoon light, waiting for me.
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