May you find time to listen to your body today.
Do you need to rest? Do you need to stretch? Eat lunch, maybe?
Do you need five minutes of quiet? Or, I don’t know, a brisk walk around the block?
Do you need a high-protein snack, another glass of water, mint from the garden? (And by “garden” maybe we mean “grocery store.” It’s cool.)
Our routines slip away in the lazy-long days of summer, and I don’t know about you, but I am always glad to see them go.
We ignore the dishes and find a place to lay on the couch or on the picnic blanket or on the beach. We stay up late, we sit out under the stars a little longer. We make popsicles and smoothies and call it lunch, we make leafy salads and chop watermelon and call it dinner.
As long as it’s soul-replenishing, it’s all good.
It’s marvelous, really, right up until all that relaxing… isn’t relaxing anymore.
Maybe you need a little pinch of normalcy, just for one afternoon. Maybe a sit-down dinner, right on time. Maybe an early bedtime, even though the sun is still peeking through the windows.
Maybe a cup of tea. Probably a cup of tea. Why not a cup of tea? (Okay, iced.)
You already know what you need. Just listen today, to hear what it is you’re asking for. And then: do that.