The ubercool stress relief way to go…..I’m grateful for these things
Don’t ever under estimate the value of home sweet home or the value of doing next to nothing on vacation. Getting away from it all is a necessary thing, creating some distance between problems and allowing quiet time to find the ability to seek while finding new solutions. Being able to fix what ever, requires returning back to the home base at some point though. Hopefully after having some fun though?
I’m grateful for these things:
4) my own bed
5) the blessing of having had the chance or the ability to have done next to nothing for awhile.
I love to fly! The feeling of raw power in the take off, as the jet launches forward. Tons of man-made- machine chasing the sun far above any and all storms hovering above the surface of earth. For me it’s the closes thing to imagining God’s view as he watches over. But then that’s me.
Dogs are mans best friend. After some time off–they greet you as if you never left. Just like any other Monday through Friday after work, there they are wagging tails, licking tongues and maybe an excited little dancing bark or two. Finally flopping themselves onto the floor exposing their belly to you for that playful belly rub. All to jump up looking for that favored toy to play with. All their actions seem to say welcome home buddy, as if you never left.
Those sad eyes of having to watch you as you went away are all but forgotten, forgiven, left far behind. It’s seems humans are the only species where–forgive and forget are somewhat foreign. It’s just harder to act within some kind of positive presentations magnified to become similar to your dogs, when it’s seems more natural to guard against any or all negatives by building walls. We have a lot to learn from our pets.
Aren’t our own beds are just a cut above the rest? We don’t sleep the same in other beds (it’s not bad sleep) it’s just not the same. The first night back home from a trip seems like even the best nights rest of the entire vacation. Could it just be that we’re completely recharged having escaped for awhile and now receiving the final top off of rest energy? For what ever reason, it’s just better at home.
Humans were never designed to do absolutely nothing. With rest and relaxation, we become rejuvenated to take it all on! But doing physically nothing for short periods of time allows our brains to collect thoughts, to figure out solutions, lay new plans, and redirect resources–personal energy into accomplishing what ever you can then dream up.
Sometimes doing nothing gives us a clear view of the lay of the land. With renewed clarity we can avoid obstacles, pit falls, zig and zag our way towards goals. When your exhausted you often end up zigging when you should have zagged. Let’s face it the body needs rest just as much as the mind does. So try doing nothing for short periods of time. Doing nothing like taking a break from the rat race hassles which includes every distraction wanted or unwanted alike. Just try doing nothing by doing something that you enjoy and seem to never find the time to do. There is power and insight in shaking it up a bit.
All the best.