This ain’t the type of work break you’re thinking of.
You immediately thought I was grateful for getting a break from work, right?
I am so grateful today, that I was able to get a break, by going to work.
Yep. I’m hitting the gratitude game hard when I’m thankful for work on a Sunday. Let me explain.
I mentioned that yesterday was a difficult day for me. I was flat, lowly, and in my trakkies all day, having only left the house to walk down the driveway and wave off my sister in the late afternoon.
I was also physically unwell. I was really keen for it all to be over soon.
Soon came when I woke up at 5:30 this Sunday morning.
And I was ok. I was happy, even. I questioned myself at several moments throughout the work day, and realised that despite how low I had gotten yesterday, NOW I was actually quite, alright.
I felt really good actually.
How had this come about? Clarity? Hindsight? I can’t even put it down to a good night’s sleep, because baby girl woke me once throughout the night, I was struggling with too many covers at another point, and in total I probably had about 5 and a half hours of shut-eye.
Then I realised.
It was DISTANCE.
I had removed myself from the place where I had been so upset – our haven, our home, our security – and in doing so, stepped away and out of the problem.
Doing so made me feel fresh and bright-eyed again. The problem was still there. But now I could deal with it and take the steps necessary to move forward, with a level-head.
And often I find, when you have a problem and you throw yourself into something completely unrelated, i.e. work…. suddenly things seem much more manageable a couple of hours or so later.
Thank you work. You are actually my God-send, my relief, my break and my holiday, in so many, many, many ways.