Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like a glob of goo? One of those days where any type of movement feels like your ultimate nemesis & the thought of chipping away at your growing list of errands gives you the heebie-jeebies? That's how I feel today & that's okay. Sometimes it's perfectly acceptable to do nothing.
Today I am feeling a bit sickly & sore, which I might add is not the norm; I rarely get sick & albeit I'm not very ill. However, my nose perpetually runs, creating a red & raw itchy patch. My jaw is aching from my oral surgery procedure yesterday, so I'm stuck slurping down liquid foods. Here I am sipping on a now lukewarm mug of Earl Grey tea with a splash of almond milk. Apparently hot food or drink are not good for my stitches. (If you add me on Snapchat (carmenvarner), you can still catch my lisping & drooling post-surgery. Add me now!)
I have a pile of crumpled tissues & a half drank glass of water by my side, while I permanently apply lip balm to my cracked lips — a byproduct of yesterday's surgery. I'm lying in bed with laptop in my lap (so that's why it's called that...) watching Whitney Houston powerfully belt out the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl, which somehow led to my watching Mariah Carey's live performances circa 1995, which promptly guided me to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."
Then I remembered I had yet to watch the finale of Project Runway: Junior, which eventually influenced this post. I realized that in the midst of our busy bee lives, we really have to take a moment to rest & relax & just enjoy the little things. There will always be a list of things we have to get done & priorities we have to switch around. Sometimes we need that moment of pure nothingness, complete & utterly void of productivity, to feel our best. That's where I'm at right now.
Let this be a public service announcement to say: sometimes it's perfectly okay to do nothing. There's no need to feel guilty about sleeping in on the weekend or taking a moment to heal your mind, body, & soul. Think of it as an investment. If you take a moment to repair yourself, you'll be much more constructive when the time for action comes.
Join me today & this weekend in watching the gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, endlessly browsing videos of puppies learning to howl, & drinking cups of tea to make ourselves feel better. This is our temporary bliss.
How do you like to do nothing? What's your favorite movie to watch when you're feeling under the weather? :]
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