I thought I would be scrambling for plans and trying to find ways to make spring break ‘fun’ for one of my guys who is off for 10 days !! Oh me oh my. And actually despite my resistance to this break since January, because I want to keep working, my mind and body are deeply craving this break.
Isn’t that how life can work ? What we think we need or want is not actually what is best for us? And how do we know that ? Because what we think we want or need doesn’t materialize and what WAS happening doesn’t feel so good. Yesterday I was in bed resting a migraine from pushing it too hard with work and just in general. When I operate strictly, or in a big part from my WILL, must forge on, be productive, keep momentum going with my work ( which doesn’t feel like work but is and is necessary and I love it ), my body speaks up. It’s important and crucial to come up for air. Make space. Pause. Feel into what’s being created, what’s working and what’s not and to just simply be and not be doing. And also listen to the wisdom of the guests on my podcast, my own mother (thanks mum) and people close to me who talk about rest as medicine and really listen to my own medicine. Rest. Space. Listening inwardly. Play. Community. And so on and so forth.
And so this will be the time for just that.
I did make sure to block off some time during the break to ‘work’ and mostly I will trust the letting go and the not ‘doing’.
So when is spring break starting already ?
Oh and I should say I’m about to head into a loosely structured 10 days with my two boys ( one is in daycare and will go on a few of these days). Always an adventure. I have a village on hand, well some of one anyway, and some ideas as we enter into spring break mode. DEEP BREATH!
Here we go …
Cheers everyone. What are your plans for spring break? If it is spring break for you ?
And isn’t it all relative?
Moment to moment awareness. Perspective.
And deep breath to that.