A Coffee and Some Dropped Stuff Friday
Life gets busy at times, doesn’t it? Jeff and I recently came off of a busier-than-usual week, due in no small part to my dad being in the hospital for a few days due to dangerously low sodium levels. (He is back home and doing fine, thanks!) Granted, we don’t have children, so our busy was not the same as that of both my sisters. But busy it was for all of us.
Naturally, I found myself slacking off on a few things. I wish I could say it was “perusing Pinterest” or “worrying about silly, pointless things”. Such, however, was not the case.
Here is what I do find myself dropping – more than once – when life gets busy (and I wish I wouldn’t):
1. Morning Reading Time – This is a relatively recent habit, and for me it involves a Christian book with short, daily readings of some sort accompanied by a cup of coffee and my Bible. (I’m not saying caffeine trumps the Bible (because it doesn’t), but my synapses need some help, y’all, in the A of the M.)
2. Writing – I don’t drop this as completely as I once did, what with journaling and a near obsessive (at times) editing of e-mails when at work whether work-related or of a more social nature. What I would call passion projects, however, are quickly shunted into the corner indefinitely.
3. Exercise – Some people map out writing pieces or grocery lists or epic projects when they run, or listen to audibooks and the like. Me? I listen to music and let my thoughts float around a bit.
All of the above things help calm me down, release some tension (well, if things are flowing well writing-wise it does), and – perhaps most importantly – get me out of my own headspace for while. It can be like a great reboot button for my thought processes. So it’s frustrating to see myself letting these things slide when I probably shouldn’t be. Perhaps what I need to learn how to do is scale back on things rather than drop them completely when other areas of life require more attention.
Those are a smattering of thoughts on the subject at any rate. Happy Friday!