Permission to Relax

It’s okay to rest today. To put your feet up and wrap your hands around a warm, steaming mug of coffee while you watch the clouds drift by outside the window.

It’s okay to escape today. Cuddle up with a soft, fuzzy blanket and escape to another place and time inside of a good book or a long anticipated movie.

It’s okay to put something off today. Save an item (or two) on your list of things to do and add a thing (or two) like a slow, easy walk while taking in the brisk, life-giving air around you.

It’s okay to rejuvenate today. Listen to some music that you loved when you were a young thing, back when you danced like crazy in your room…back when Saturdays and Sundays stretched so far and wide you would memorize whole albums in a day.

It’s okay to sleep today. Take the opportunity of a non-work day to sleep in a little…or nap a little…or make some chamomile tea or go find that lavendar sachet that will help you snooze a little. You’ve worked hard. Your body and mind deserve some rest.

It’s okay to play today. Grab a board game, make a fort with the kids, bake some cookies, or do some last-minute shopping with friends. Do something you love. Something that will lift your heart.

Stop that work that you’re doing. Look all around you and really see what is there. Listen. Take a break. Breathe. You won’t get this day back ever again, so take a little time to do what you love.

How will you enjoy this day?

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4 thoughts on “Permission to Relax

  1. Hi Robin, I love this and love to snuggle with my favorite blanket and watch my favorite shows. Hugs, Kim

    On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM Encourage Your Heart wrote:

    > Robin Horne posted: “It’s okay to rest today. To put your feet up and wrap > your hands around a warm, steaming mug of coffee while you watch the clouds > drift by outside the window. It’s okay to escape today. Cuddle up with a > soft, fuzzy blanket and escape to another place and” >

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  2. Hi Robin,

    Thanks for this. I sometimes feel guilty for taking time to relax. It IS a chance to rejuvenate. Why do we feel so guilty to do it? God has given us an entire day to relax and think on him. He created us and knows how important it is. Why do we forget to let go and let God?
    I love the section where you wrote, “It’s okay to rejuvenate today. Listen to some music that you loved when you were a young thing, back when you danced like crazy in your room…back when Saturdays and Sundays stretched so far and wide you would memorize whole albums in a day.” I forgot until I read that how the weekend “stretched so far and wide.” Times have really changed. Days don’t seem to “stretch” anymore. I am not sure if that’s because we are getting older or because we are so rarely quiet and unplugged.
    Anyway, thank you so much for the encouragement to relax, the words of wisdom, and the good advice. 🙂

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