i just tried to lay down and sleep for a few minutes.
i pride myself on being able to take a nap at any moment...for any amount of time.
once, i took a nap for 7 minutes...that was all the time i had!
it takes me awhile to fall asleep at night...but not for a nap.
today i couldn't fall asleep.
i couldn't turn my brain off.
i think i need to build in a few minutes of "mindless" time during my day.
from the minute i wake up and put on my running clothes, i open the Bible and my brain is working.
as i go through my day, i'm praying for others or myself (Lord, give me patience/strength/grace, etc.)
i'm pondering my kids and their personalities.
i'm analyzing my motives.
i'm deciding what's for dinner for the next week to make my grocery list.
it's ongoing...i know some people think us "stay at home moms" have all this "mindless" time on our hands...but it's not the case for me!
it goes all the way until i climb into bed and read for 30 or so minutes (i used to alternate between a "real" book - which means nonfiction - one that's going to challenge my thinking and teach me something and a fiction book - one that is mindless. lately i've been reading only nonfiction. last night i picked up a fiction book...i just needed some "mindless.")
how do you balance this?
i hate to waste time.
and "mindless" time feels like "wasting" time.
yet i know i need some "mindless" time in order to do the rest of my days well.
ok...back to my thinking :-)