unproductive day

Today, I called in a sickie.  Yes, I did feel a bit under the weather but most of all I think I just needed a break. The past couple of weeks have just been so busy and when your body gives you signs, you need to listen to it.  Today, I wanted to be lazy and have a very unproductive day.

I didn’t wake up to do my girls’ hair for school, or see them off by the door. They came into the bedroom to kiss me good bye. I opted not to fetch them from school either.

Guess what, I got out of bed at 09h00. Think it has been 12 years since I allowed my body to sleep so late.

But everything about sleeping in just felt so good. No housework or extra little chores that I tend to dig out when I’m at home. I chose not to work on any future blog posts. The car stayed parked in the garage as I had no intention of going anywhere. This day was not about going out and pampering myself or doing retail therapy.

Today, I just didn’t want to get it together. Instead, I browsed social media sites, slouched on the couch and watched television. I snacked and drank so much coffee.

It was such a beautiful day that I sat in the backyard a little and spoke to the dogs.  Call me insane but dogs give you all their attention and they are really good listeners.  They didn’t nag, tattle tale, backchat or give instructions – they just sat there listening and wagged their tails.

Then I caught up on some reading and the best thing ever – I took an afternoon nap. When last did I do that?

…and you know what, I am not feeling guilty about it not one bit.

Today was about me, not about taking care of anyone else, not about deadlines, writing reports or research articles. No thoughts about work or what still need to be done. In fact, I had no productive thoughts. These few hours spent alone were about me, myself and I and it felt so good. It was a time to reconnect with myself. Something I haven’t done in years.

Having this unproductive day did wonders for my mind, body and soul.  Now I’m ready to tackle tomorrow and slave away at things I didn’t today.  I will post probably regret it tomorrow as I’ve just stared at the pile of washing and ironing.

I guess, another unproductive day will be scheduled in the near future.  Try it, it does wonders.

15 comments on “Unproductive Day”

  1. This sounds amazing! I am thoroughly jealous (particularly as I am currently having one of the worst days I’ve had in long time and feeling very frazzled! Haha). I think it’s so important to take time out and recharge your batteries from time to time. I’m glad that you were able to do this and I hope that you feel ready to take on the world again tomorrow 🙂 #blogcrush

    • Sorry to hear that you didn’t have a great day – hoping that tomorrow will be better. Believe me taking time out did wonders for me.#blogcrush

  2. I can completely relate to this. I’ve recently had an operation and as a result gave had several days without the little ones, with no ability to do anything but lay on the sofa, watch back to back nonsense on tv and drink tea (Plus biscuits. Lots of biscuits.) It has been the first time I’ve been home alone in nearly 5 years! Literally!! It has been such a tonic and I’ve vowed to let myself do this again in the not too distant future. It’s like a spa break! I’ve popped by through #blogcrush. A little birdy tells me my post has been linked and I’m not sure who by but as yours is the post before it I’m hoping it’s you… so that I can say thank you! Dx

    • We need those kind of days and will definitely schedule one in the near future. On #blogcrush – yes it was me love your giggles section of your blog – you are really so talented.

  3. I love taking days out from life. Just doing nothing but recharging my batteries. It is so good for you. I was actually feeling a bit under the weather today and after struggling to focus in the morning, I went back to bed and slept for 3 hours. I have been so much more productive this afternoon. #blogcrush

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