But on Friday I found myself so exhausted. Liam and I took a four hour nap. And the days after that were just so hard. Little tasks just seemed to take up so much energy. My mood, I am ashamed to say was not the best. For myself or for my family. So on Monday I realized that the to do list had to go and we had to do some serious resting. We did a bunch of little tasks that made us happy. There was a lot of play, a few chores, and during nap time, I played with an old work in progress, and started a new one. There was no rush to finish these crafting projects - and that to me was so healing. The process of crafting in itself can be very centering. Therapeutic. It helps me to hone in and focus, whereas sometimes my focus can seem scattered and nonexistent. I could feel my mood improving. And I know my family felt the benefits of it.
Isn't it so interesting - the rhythms we have in our days. When things are different (like a celebratory week) and that rhythm changes, how hard we have to work to get back in alignment - physically and emotionally. There really is a time for everything - a time to work and a time to rest. And rest is just as important as the work. I hope you all have an amazing balanced day of rest and work.