This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8
Day 8, Today has been declared ‘a fun day.’ We were asked to go out and do something that we’ve wanted to do for a long time and then say how we can make such adventures part of our new lifestyle.
Sunday Funday – and we’re allowed to play.
Playtime for me is the freedom to wallow in something without concern for the time.
It starts by allowing myself to languish in bed for as long as my body needs to. Rumblings from my own stomach remind me I have to feed the neighbours cats. Stretching like my feline friends, I resist the urge to go back to sleep as I think about the chance to indulge myself in her new spa.
An hour later the mindchatter has floated away. My body feels invigorated but hungry, so I yield to the idea of French toast and maple syrup to satiate my rumbling tum. The local café is a hive of activity. I order my food and wander out to the back garden to enjoy the sunshine, bumping into an old work colleague on my way. My brunch fulfilled me on many levels, now my outdoor swinging lounger beckoned. As I left, I bumped into a couple who clearly knew who I was, but I didn’t have a clue who they were. There faces familiar, but I just couldn’t place them. I only hope my blank mind did not reflect on my face. All attempts to recollect failed, so I immersed myself in a book given to me by a friend – ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.
I enjoyed an afternoon power nap without guilt or concern, knowing I had plenty of time before I joined friends at their house for an evening meal.
All in all, it was a beautiful day – my ‘me time’ left me with a big smile on my face and much to be grateful for; reminding me how important it is to do something spontaneous on a more regular basis; to inject some serious me time playtime into my week.