Have you ever had one of those days that you’re in a funk and you don’t know why? Now I’m not talking about the “Shake Your Booty” kind of funk, no, I’m talking about the feeling you get when you can’t shake off the blahs. For the past few days I have just been laying around the house not doing a darn thing. The bad thing is that Doc has started to pick on my mood and now she has the blahs as well. Lets put it this way, now is not the time to invite us over and expect us to be the life of the party. I figured if Doc and I put our heads together we could figure out what was going on and find a way to shake this off, but Doc had a different idea.
” What if we just go with it and let ourselves be lazy for a day or two? What’s the harm in that?” she asked. “Maybe we need a break, after all we have been working so hard lately. We spent three days doing yard work and then we had our other chores to get done. We are probably just worn out and our body is telling us to slow down. You know Grover, we don’t need to analyze everything, sometimes you just need to listen to what your body needs and go with it.” What a revolutionary idea, I thought to myself. ” You know Doc you are right, I think all of us push ourselves too much sometimes, this is probably just our bodies telling us that we need to slow down and we need to honor that.” I said emphatically.
So for the next two days we gave ourselves permission to rest whenever and where ever we wanted. I choose a nice comfy place in the grass under the tree and Doc dozed off on the back porch. And guess what? We both were back to normal after a few days off.
“Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity and how much of each to have.”
–Sri Ravi Shankar