I am feeling...empty. Not spiritually necessarily, a little physically, but mostly emotionally or mentally. It has been a busy couple of weeks in our house, and I haven't done a very good job of keeping my emotional energy up. Now I am not one for always focusing on me, and I don't want to ever turn into the mom who spends all her time chasing the wind of constant self fulfillment. But every so often I hit this spot where I know I need to stop. Right now I am bending, but not yet broken, and it is better for everyone involved if I quietly take a brief time out instead of pressing on only to crash and burn in relationally damaging spastics. (Not that I have ever done that. No. Not me. Huh-uh.)
So tomorrow my sweet husband wants me to take some time for myself to recharge and refill and regroup. Those upcoming hours are such a sweet gift. However, I am not sure what exactly to do with them. So I thought I would ask my faithful readers. (I figure both of you will be helpful...) So far, I am thinking about taking my MacBook and my sheep study notes (because everything you ever wanted to know about God and man can be learned by studying sheep in the Bible), and heading to the awesome new library in town for a few hours. Or maybe I need to go see a movie. Or maybe I need to call up some girl friends and spend some quality time together at Starbucks. All of these sound like fun, but I don't want to be frivolous or wasteful with my time away from my family. I need to be intentional or I will be irresponsible with the gift of tomorrow.
So, what do you do to recharge your emotional batteries? If you had a morning, a day, or a weekend just for yourself what would you choose to do with it? If money and childcare were no object, what would you plan for yourself?
I will check back in tomorrow and let you know what I decided and how it worked out. In the mean time, throw out some ideas of your own. Maybe we can inspire each other!