The Break

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling a little uninspired.

A little bit meh. A bit like I’ve been dipping into my reserve tank for the extra bit of enthusiasm and inspiration I need, and still not finding much.


I know. I even feel a little bit naughty writing this.

It’s not that I don’t have anything to do. It’s just that I don’t really feel like doing any of these things. (Oh, and I usually love doing these things.)

I just kind of want to pull the doona cover over my head and spend the rest of the day like this (maybe get a chai latte delivered to the cosy warmth).

And guess what? This is totally OK!

Maybe it’s time to listen to your body. Maybe it’s time to take a break, re-set and chill out.

Isn’t this what winter is meant to be about?

It’s a yin phase of the year, meaning it’s all about chilling to the max – reconnecting with yourself, your family and friends, and taking things at a slower pace.

And allowing your body to REST so you can re-set.

I mean, the sun isn’t even hanging around much these days. Maybe we should take a hint.

So I’ve figured out a few ways you can re-set across the weekend.

Firstly black out your calendar, and say no to all those social events you kind of don’t really want to go to.

Secondly, throw your to-do list in the top drawer (it’s only for one weekend – you can come back to it next week).

Three, log off, log out and put down all the screens to reconnect.

Remember how you used to go for a stroll along the beach with no intention other than to gaze at the horizon, collect shells or count the whales as they sail past? It’s time to do this.

Grab the book you’ve been wanting to read for a while and lay in the sunshine (maybe with a ski jacket on if you are in the southern parts of the world).

Do some easy laps (in the indoor pool).

Go for a drive with no destination in mind and end up somewhere you’ve never been.

Get a chai with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while … or one you see all the time.

Find a recipe you haven’t tried and give it a go, or just stay in bed for a few extra hours.

Have a Harry Potter marathon and just chill out (but remember to go for a walk once you’ve consumed four hours of ‘HP vs LV’ showdown).

There is a reason it is cold and dark until about 8am. You’d be silly not to make the most of it!

And you will start to restore those parts of you that you’ve pushed too far, demanded too much of, multi-tasked like a queen/king. You’ll find your inspiration again soon, and that to-do list will seem like more of a challenge and less of a brain drain.

I promise.