Sometimes the best thing I can do for myself is not worry, wonder or think about what needs to be done. How behind I am in just everything from yard work to WordPress. What is going to happen. What might happen. Or what I want or do not want to happen. How far I can or can’t run right now. My pace time. Or whether I will have recovered enough to still run my first half marathon in just over a month. Sometimes I just need to be in the moment. Go sit by the pool, put my phone away and enjoy an over sized cup of raspberry frozen yogurt. It’s so much easier said than done. But I am going to continue to work on feeling less guilty about stealing away time for myself. And just do it. I need time for myself and I don’t realize I do, until after I have given myself “permission”. I need time without electronics. Otherwise, especially lately, I find myself obsessively checking my email for the test results from the county test or any update about the job I really, really want. I need time that doesn’t involve running. Running doesn’t count. Because guess what? I don’t feel the least bit guilty about heading out for a two-hour run. Imagine that.
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!