Today is a Sunday and after a busy week I had already scheduled today to be a rest day. In my world that still means sleeping till when I wake (or the kids or dog wake me!) and then leisurely enjoying the day without referring to other commitments such as work or to do lists. Everybody deserves a rest day. If you have a busy life like mine and find they never happen do what I do and schedule them in. That might sound crazy to some and you always should do what works well for you but this works for me. I do listen to my physical and emotional/mental self much more than I used to if I really need it and its not scheduled I still make it happen.
So. Today I naturally work around 7:45 am and got up followed the SAVERS routine, this is about me and really goes inspire me to follow the joy that life brings and so even on a rest day, I follow this routine. When I think about my rest day it usually is one big SAVERS routine. Big smile on my face here as this is why I like them so much!
Today I finished reading my latest choice of book. Keeping up my promise of personal development of reading 52 Books this year. The latest book I have been reading is "Perfectly Yourself' by Matthew Kelly. This is another great book and one certainly making it to the bookshelf.
There are lots of things I have learnt from reading this book and insights that now have a clearer understanding. One of which is to 'do the next right thing'. Whenever things feel unclear or f you feel torn as what to choose to do next listen to your own inner voice. This is the one that has not failed you yet, the one that has never let you down and if listened to will honestly help you chose the next right thing to do for you. Ebrace the moment of now and doing the right thing is described in detail in Mathews book in the second lesson. So do go and read it to understand more.
The reason I mention this book today as it easily falls on the day I finished reading it, and I certainly will choose to read it again and again. But today I listened to my inner voice and decided doing the next right thing was very simply, just taking some time out of being busy and working hard and just resting. Doing what I enjoy like reading and for today allowing myself not to be following a schedule or a plan. Allowing the day to be fluid and relaxed. Giving myself that space to just be. Whilst my mind is yelling at me, that this is not productive or a good use of time. My inner voice is telling me the right thing to do today after such a busy week of work, deadlines and commitments to others is about taking a day off to rest. And so I am doing the next right thing today and tommrrow I will do the next right thing whatever that maybe....