Today is Day 28 in the series 31 Days to Loving Sensory Parenting. You can read all the posts here.
Take a day off for you. Sometimes we all just need a day off, don’t we? Over the last section of loving sensory parenting I’m going to talk about taking a day off, for you, your marriage, your family and your child.
Today we are going to start with you. What is it that you never get time for? What is it that you wish you had more time for?
So what do I mean by taking a day off? Think about when you take a day off for a vacation. It means you get out of your regular schedule, it means doing something different. It means delaying the things you need to do and doing a couple of things you want to do or that you enjoy. It’s a day to not think of all the things I have to do and let my mind relax.
As a special needs parent, I feel all the more reason to make this happen for myself. I need a day off. I need a day off from therapy and from care needs.
Vacations are next to impossible in our life right now. But sometimes, I need a day just for me. I need a day off from everything. There’s something about getting out of town for a day that refreshes me. I love making a trip to a nearby town, doing some window shopping and getting to eat out for the day. It’s probably the introvert in me, but I love being in a place where I won’t run into people I know (how funny is that).
Minimally, I always take the day of my birthday “off.” I try not to think of all the pressing things that I have to do or need to take care of. I take myself out to eat. I do something I never get time for. And I enjoy every minute of it. Just on that day. I enjoy me.
It’s a day for that hobby that you wish you had more time for.
It’s a day for you to enjoy the beach when you are always inside.
It’s a day that recharges you, when all of life pushes in.
It’s just what you need.