Day 108, Reason 108: Today I have thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing day off.
Sitting out on the balcony this morning, eating (or more accurately, drinking my breakfast – a banana, strawberry and almond milk smoothie) I wondered what on earth I could do with myself today.
You see, I’d woken in the night with the beginnings of a migraine and had subsequently slept really badly. I kept thinking of all the things I should, or could be getting on with, but the pain in my head throbbed and just the thought of having to do anything hurt. Then suddenly, it occurred to me that having a day off might be just what I needed.
I haven’t had a proper day off for ages. I know that not being well enough to have a job means that people think I sit around all day on my backside doing very little. But, it’s quite the contrary! I have a few little ventures that keep me busy and I’m always working on something.
I suggested the “day off” plan to my Mum, who has also been working hard on her business all week and was busy doing some gardening. She jumped at the idea, throwing off her gardening gloves, putting down her shears and happily joining me. She’s in the middle of reading “Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting,” by Lynn Grabhorn (the book that inspired me to start The Pollyanna Plan,) so no wonder she was eager for some uninterrupted reading time!
We have spent the day lying on sun loungers (me with my poorly head in the shade) soaking up the sunshine, relaxing, reading, snoozing and taking in the beautiful view. Blissful!
I feel very chilled out and recharged, in spite of the lingering headache. In fact, I’ve even written this post from the comfort of my sun lounger.
A section of my view, as I type
I think another day off soon is in order, don’t you?
257 days to go
257 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
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