Before kids, I was almost never sick, so every once in a while, I’d take a mental health day. After Jones was born, once or twice I took him to daycare and took the day off work. I usually split the day between getting some things done that were difficult to do with a child (or while working full-time) and things that made me happy.
Today, I’m taking a mental health day. Usually after I drop the kids at school, I have a full schedule of things I plan to accomplish, meetings I need to attend, and runs I need to complete. Originally, today was supposed to be like that. Instead, today I’ve decided I’m just going to relax and do whatever I feel like. Last week Beer Geek was on travel, I had meetings and runs with clients nearly every day and tons of things to get done after our return from St. Maarten. By the time Beer Geek got home, I was not a pleasant person to be around. So, in an attempt to regain my usual positive outlook, I’m only doing what I want to today.
So far, I’ve wandered around Whole Foods after dropping the boys at school. Shortly, I plan to take a nice long hot shower. Then I think I’ll head over to return some Lands End stuff and check out some of the spring clothes. After that, I think a nap may be in order. And then I’m going to eat lunch, sitting down, with a book before I need to go pick up Shoo from preschool.
What do you do when you need a break from reality?
And just for your amusement:
Last night I desperately needed to roll my calves after my 3 mile run in Vibrams. Since I still haven’t gotten over to my local running store, I used the next best thing – a blue light saber. Ahh, the beauty of having two boys. ;o)