We often feel guilty if we spend an entire day doing nothing. “Don’t waste the day,” we’re told. However, time is not wasted if it’s necessary to just be S T I L L for a while. Never feel guilty for being present and giving your mind and body a rest, sometimes it is exactly what you need.
I’ve learned that I, personally, need time and space on my own to think, and recharge on a daily basis. Days when I don’t get this (aka my Wednesday’s when I go from work to class until 10pm), I feel totally off and anxious. It’s just not good for my ZEN.
No matter how stressful your day becomes, you are the only one who can pull yourself back. Forget everything for a minute – everything: what you have to do, what you did wrong, what you want for dinner. Forget it all and just be.