Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rise and Shine!

Sunday is my sleep-in day. Andrew lets me lay in bed while he entertains the boys. Ah, sweet Sunday. I look so forward to it every Saturday night. I even stayed up extra late last night, to ensure I enjoyed this morning’s extra sleep time.

Clearly, I’m not sleeping. I’ve been awake since 6:30am thinking about everything I need to do this week. Design contract client is back from holidays. I’d better get cracking. Beading workshop for ten kids tomorrow. Need more supplies and where the heck are they all going to sit? What are we having for supper tonight? Did I ever fold Friday’s laundry? Is it still in the dryer?

Problem is, I let this happen just about every Sunday morning. I become fixated on a few pending issues and allow them to rattle around in my head, preventing me from — you guessed it — sleeping in. I need to make Sunday less of a worry/plan-ahead day, and more of a rest/recover day.

So here’s my challenge, and I am inviting you to join me.

Let’s check off as many of the items on this Feel Good To Do List before the end of the day. It’s early — we have a lot of time. Post comments later with your successes.

Enjoy your Sunday.
  • Give somebody a hug and mean it. Of course pets count.
  • Dance. By yourself, with your kids or even better, with your partner.
  • Run through the sprinkler.
  • Make somebody laugh. Tell a joke, tickle them, do something unexpected.
  • Go for a 20-minute walk. Alone.
  • Write a letter to someone special. Pen and paper.
  • Make a list of TEN things you are thankful for.
  • Fix something that is broken in 30 minutes or less.
  • Take a family photo.
  • Sing. In the shower, in the car, in tune or not.
  • Clean out the junk drawer(s).
  • Find TEN things to give away.
  • Bake something scrumptious.
  • Draw a self-portrait.
  • Eat a Popsicle.

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