Doing Nothing

Life has been throwing me (and my little family) some crazy curveballs. Just one after another. And because of that, I haven’t been able to get today’s post together like I had planned. I found when it came time to work that I was just too exhausted from dealing with it all. Normally, I work after the kids are in bed. And I love it! But last night, when I normally would have been working on today’s post, I just wanted to sit down in front of the TV and do nothing.

Doing nothing is actually hard for me. I find it hard to give myself permission to do nothing. But sometimes it is just so necessary.

So even though this is nothing like the post I had planned for today, or like I normally would publish, I wanted to write this little post and hopefully encourage you too, especially if you feel like life is just one giant tsunami hovering over your head and waiting to crash down on you.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, whether it’s with homeschooling or housework, parenting, or just everything, it’s okay to give yourself permission to do nothing!!

The dishes will still be there tomorrow. And trust me, that laundry isn’t going anywhere (sorry!). If you need to take a day or an evening and do nothing, do it! Catch up on that TV show. Spend some time with your spouse. Read a book. Take a hot bath. Sleep. Or just stare off into space. Seriously. Sometimes this life gets so crazy packed that we forget to relax and when we get overloaded we just beat ourselves up for not getting it all done.

I hope to be able to keep up with what I had planned for you and resume my regular schedule. But I am trying to give myself grace and remind myself that I don’t have to do it all.

If you’re feeling in the same boat, let me know! Leave a comment here on the blog or on Facebook or Twitter. Sometimes it really does help to know that you’re not the only one feeling overwhelmed and needing a break. You don’t have to do it all either!

So let’s do nothing together! 🙂

 

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