Friday, 30 January 2015

Today I choose...

... to have a lazy day.

To some of you, that might seem like nothing much to blog about, but I am not good at choosing to have a lazy day. Normally, I have a big list of stuff to do (and believe me, I still have a giant list of stuff to do that at least part of my brain thinks I should be doing!) and deciding not to do things off the list feels very difficult.

But, last night I had a very bad night's sleep, my arrhythmia is tapping away a syncopated rhythm and although my list of stuff to do is no shorter, I have decided to have a quiet day and not chip away at it. The world will not end if I don't do some of the stuff until tomorrow. Or the day after. Or never, possibly... Today, it's more important that I relax and take care of myself.

As I say, this may not be anything major for many of you, but believe me when I say how hard it is for me to see a list of things to do and decide to walk away from it.

Anyone else find it hard to ignore your 'to do' list?


  1. Good for you! I am learning that if you don't take care of yourself, eventually nothing gets done. When you do, you are so much more productive! Hope you enjoy your day :)

  2. Wow, this is a timely post as I was thinking about writing something similar on my own blog! I have decided that tomorrow will be a proper day off for me. I'm going to take the train to where I grew up, have lunch in my 2nd favourite Chinese restaurant, read a book in the library & look round the gallery, visit some museums & find a nice coffee shop to maybe do some planning in my Filofax & do some people watching :)
    I'm also not very good at ignoring my to-do list!

  3. Well done you!!! I find that I constantly think about all the things I need to do, so to decide to not do any of them and just relax (and actually manage to do that without spending the whole time feeling bad for not doing the things that need doing) is a great thing to do. x