Last week I blogged about falling down the hill. I said that getting back up the hill was the key to moving forward. And I think it really is…
In the long run.
But what about in the short run? Is it ever okay to simply to just wallow for a few minutes (or days) in that spot? Use it as an excuse to take a breath, get a little perspective, renew?
I think there is real value to recharging. And sometimes staying at the bottom of the hill for just a moment gives you the renewed strength you need to pull yourself up.
This last weekend was that for me. It wasn’t that I “fell” as much as I was just a bit fried. I had finished up a couple of major projects in my writing land, and although I have several more that needed my attention, I needed to take a breath and regroup.
So, I went offline. For the entire weekend. My family and I went to Disneyland/California Adventure on Sat. I played. All day.
Sunday I hid and renewed – spending my time reading and enjoying my family.
Monday I slipped a little further down the hill. And although my first instinct was to get up and charge forward, I just didn’t the emotional energy to do it. So…
I played again. At the bottom of the hill. I chatted. Laughed. Breathed.
Today I feel ready to tackle anything. I am renewed. Happy. Hopeful.
Today I can charge back up the hill, tackle the long list of to-dos and make it through whatever the day holds. All because I took the time to recharge.
For me, taking a moment at the bottom of the hill was the right thing to do.
How about you? Have you ever needed to just take a moment to breathe before charging back up the hill?