Thursday, March 5, 2009

And How Are You Doing?

Sometimes we fail to stop and ask ourselves this simple yet important question. Our lives are cluttered with responsibilities as we struggle to keep up with life's busy demands, in return making us unaware of our very own well being. We find ourselves caught up in society's pressures of being the perfect husband, the perfect wife, father, mother, boss,employee and the list goes on and on. We find ourselves taking on the superman or superwoman role of I can do everything and come out on top, not realizing the damage we are doing to our innerman. Mentally and physically we become drain. When was the last time you became the perfect you? Have you taken the time to get enough rest, eat healthier, excercise or gone to a spa? What about a physical checkup? Do you remember the last time you took a day do what you wanted to do or to do nothing at all? Can you remember the last time you read a good book or watch one of your favorite movies? When was the last time you took a long walk, or a long ride for that matter and it wasn't in busy traffic on your way to work? When was the last time you had a vacation? Finally distressing and taking the time to relax is an equal part of becoming the perfect you. Now I ask you again. And How Are You Doing?


Niambi Brown Davis said...

I read your post after I had taken a forced day off due to a cold. It was a guilty pleasure - lying in bed in the middle of the day. After that enjoyable experience, I think I need to take at least one day a week and do absolutely nothing (which means curling up with a good book) :)

Miriam said...

Jamie, I am truly guilty of not taking time for myself. No matter how I try to make time, I often find myself "on call" for the organizations I'm involved with, Jackie my writing partner, my children and grandchildren, and any number of other people who inhabit my life.

I've spent more time at night lately just reading. I go to bed early and read for a couple hours or not depending on how tired I am.

Jackie and I try to go out to dinner once in a while. I have a friend who goes to lunch with me.

We occasionally have "Margarita" night where we watch movies and drink margaritas.

I want to fit more of these social events into my life.