There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. - Mary Wilson

How relaxing gets in the way of relaxing.

Posted: January 10th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: | 7 Comments »

Think about your average morning before work. If you’re anything like me it’s a frantic race against the clock. Jump out of the shower, jog to grab a shirt steamed in the dryer, brush your teeth while chugging a protein shake; and that’s on a good day. Compare this to your weekend. Sleep in, think about what you want for breakfast, lay in the tub, and all the sudden it’s noon before you’ve even gained consciousness.

We all fear the weekend of checking off the to-do list instead of just relaxing, but often that very fear keeps us from what we really want. Maybe two hours laying in bed, thinking about getting up, isn’t as satisfying as a solid half hour of real meditation. Maybe that half hour shower doesn’t feel as good as the weekend road trip to the vineyard in Missouri you’ve been meaning to do but never seem to have time for.
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