Finding Your Special Place
The best thing to do when you don’t feel well is to go where you can be taken care of for a couple days. More important than that even, is to be somewhere you can completely relax with no burdens, or pending chores.
I have always had a hard time with this. I tend to feel responsible for everything; I feel as though I have to do whatever needs to be done right away or it won’t get done. The task will just hover over my head and I won’t be able to relax until it’s finished. Me, anxiety problem. . .no, it can’t be! 🙂
This is not to say no one else does a thing in my house; my husband is incredibly helpful. I just am the type of person who likes to get things done right away. If there is work to do, I have a hard time not doing it; I hate the feeling of chores hanging out there needing to be done.
The place that I go to completely relax is my parents’ house. This is the family and loved ones connection I have talked about being so important. At their house, I can relax. The kids love to run around outside all day, and if they need something my parents are eager to jump in and take care of it. I know they want me to relax, so I never feel too guilty to let them do a lot to help me.
The other thing that makes this place so magical is that they have created a paradise on their property. I can hot tub (My dad always turns it down so it is not too hot for me), and I can sit in a lounge chair in the front lawn just reading, soaking up the sun, and listening to the waterfall and birds. I love this place.
Finding a place and a way to relax is so important to one’s health, and yet it can be the one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you have circumstances in your life that make it an extra stressful one. I hope that every one of you can take a little time today to think about where that special place is for you. Find your own special place to relax when you need it. And remember, a good mental place can be just as good as a physical one.