I am a busy bee and a self-confessed workaholic at times. I get restless when I'm not busy and my mind does somersaults when my diary is not full. If there are extra hours and extra work to be done in the office, I will be the first one to offer my time. If I'm sat at home on a weekend, I go out of my mind trying to find things to do. I wake up at the crack of dawn every morning and I work out after work every evening. Any spare time I do have is usually used to look up potential places to go, organising lunches and days out with my friends, and planning for the future. It's safe to say that I am at my happiest when every minute of my time is being used up.
A couple of weeks ago, it suddenly hit me that I was shattered and exhausted. I became so obsessed with keeping a busy lifestyle that I forgot to take time out to rest and relax. I forgot the importance of simply lying back and doing nothing. I forgot how nice is was to simply go out for a walk.
I finally managed to get away for a couple of days recently and, honestly, I feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. Even something simple such as having my favourite drink from Starbucks in the morning was just so lovely to experience, prior to heading out for a day of walking around a beautiful city.
We all need a bit of time out. I hope you've all had an amazing week.