(if you’re wondering where days 9,10,11,12,13, and 14 are — well, they’ll be coming — let’s just say life got a bit busy. Wait. Super busy. Like flying to Denver and driving to San Francisco and back in five days kind of busy for work. So, please know I’ll make it up and get the whole challenge up there and in a cool format in the future. But, but, but, for now — all the videos are on the YouTube Playlist and on the FindingJoy Facebook Page)
Today it’s about giving back to you. Taking time out of your busy to step back and do something for yourself.
With no guilt.
I’m serious. Sometimes I’ll take a break or treat myself to something and then when I’m done I’ll get all angst ridden thinking that I’m behind and I shouldn’t have stepped back.
We’re not doing that.
We’re going to take a break. Buy chocolate. Garden. Call a friend. Or anything that is awesome for us. I mean it. When you give to yourself you recharge yourself and you then have reserves that are ready to give, fight, and do what you need to do.
Today I went to Starbucks. I know, no surprise. But, I made a special trip and went with my bff Maria. And we laughed and tried to entertain her rather precocious two year old daughter, Emma.
It was great.
And then I got back to busy.
So do it. Take time for you.
Wonderful and encouraging advice! I am also finding ways to choose joy in my own life but I think a lot of that comes from who you surround yourself with. I wrote about it on my blog about joy. Hope you find it as good of a read as I did yours!
Did the rest of the challenge ever get posted? I can’t go back in time that far on the facebook page.
My mom group on facebook is doing a Joy challenge and we are using your challenge tasks.