Even when we’re not supposed to be “Doing,”…we try to “Do” our way through “Not Doing.” Confusing, I know. We are strange and perplexing creatures, us humans. Trust me, the rest of the creatures in this world do not plan their rest or leisure time…No, this obsession with busy, doing mode is purely humanoid.
I’m supposed to be lying low this week in planning and recovery mode. In fact I’m taking the day off today…Can’t you tell?
But when I got out of bed this morning, before I had even taken my first sip of precious caffeine gold, my mind was already planning my day, everything that I wanted to cram into my “Off Day” whirling through my brain. Even in rest, our brains have difficulty shutting off.
To illustrate, I thought I’d share my “Rest Day” to-do list:
Kettle bell workout
Run/walk 3 miles
Catch up on filing
Catch up on cemetery business – file and mail out deeds, balance accts. (I’m treasurer of local cemetery)
Buy a new purse (strap broke on current one)
Go to the library
Go to son’s track meet
Go to bank
Call my grandson
Text adult children to check in
Check up on mom – recovering from eye surgery
Read books – Finish “Without Reservations”, start “Living Deeply” and take notes from “4 Hour Body”
BP exercises from workbook
Creative brainstorming - Future focus, direction, projects, posts, etc.
Rest on front porch with glass of tea
Funny how much my “Rest Day” list has so much “Doing” on it…sigh. It’s a sickness that I’m afraid many of us share.
It’s time to rethink what “Not Doing” means…
Who else is with me on this?