I make an effort not to work on weekends, as good as I can. As you might gather from this sentence, I don’t find this very easy. I always have new ideas coming that I want to try out, or think about tweaking this or that.
Getting my mind to not think about work, or not think at all, and just be present for a while will take some more practice.
Which is why I would like to share with you what happened this Saturday, while I was practising letting my mind be quiet.
I hope I will remember what happened better when I write this down, but in case we should have forgotten by the time you read this, it’s a reminder for you too.
Two of my house guests got sick and were in bed on Friday, and I started to feel unwell as well.
I sat in my usual spot outside for a while, but as it got loud there, I decided to go to the backyard, to tend to my vegetables.
First I started slowly, but the more I jumped around and removed weeds, put up support sticks and strings for some of the plants, the better I started to feel.
Until there was no feeling of sickness left in me. Instead, I was completely happy, a bit tired, but ready to take on anything again.
That feeling has remained since.
I have to admit that I keep forgetting to allow myself, or in my case, push myself, to have more fun times.
For the most part, I really enjoy what I do, so I’m perfectly content while I do it, but I’m also not shutting off my brain because I’m trying to solve problems, try to find new ideas, ways, approaches, be creative the whole week.
And I love all of that.
But while it makes me happy, it clearly still exhausts me and I need to get better at not just closing my computer, but to really get myself out of the thinking.
Which gardening will do for me. Always.
So more of that!
I really hope I will not have forgotten by the time I’m you. And that I will even been able to allow much more space for that from now on.
I wish you a wonderful day.