We all lead busy lives. Responsibilities, commitments and deadlines are constantly pulling us in different directions. On any given day, our to do lists can look long and daunting, and by bedtime we can only hope that a few of the items can be crossed off. We’ve long given up on getting them all done.
But what would happen if you gave yourself permission to take a DND?
Waking up on DND, you realize you still feel groggy, so instead of dragging yourself out of bed like you normally would, you roll over, snuggle back into your covers and catch a few more z’s. When at last you finally feel good and rested, you get up and rather than fixing your quick, grab and go breakfast, you cook up a delightful spread of things you’ve been craving. A plate of blueberry pancakes with crispy bacon, an omelette stuffed full of your favourite fillings. A new smoothie recipe chock full of delectable ingredients.
Taking your cup of java on the back porch, you delight in the weather – no matter what that may be and decide whether you will forgo your usual shower and opt instead to lay around in your P.J’s watching a bunch of shows you have taped on your PVR, finishing off that book that has you intrigued or calling a friend and catching up.
The day is yours to spend as you please. The only rule, if you want to call it that, is that anything you do on DND is because you WANT to, and not because you HAVE to. Picnic lunch at the park? A mini day trip to a local town? A long and leisurely look at the new exhibits at the art museum? Doesn’t matter what it is as long as it’s all about you, and your interests.
And as night falls, and DND comes to an end there will be a smile of contentment on your face. One that recognizes that you didn’t take a day and do nothing with it, you took a day for yourself, because you are worth it and you deserve it. And as you head off to bed you will know you are ready to face tomorrow, and the day after that with a renewed sense of vitality.