What I love about this picture is the simplicity. There is nothing in the room but a bed and a window. In life we sometimes get caught up in the complexities and miss the beauties of the simplicity. We forget how beautiful it is to just enjoy the warmth of the sun on our skin. I too am guilty of trying to make every moment productive. Every time I sit and rest I feel guilty for not engaging in a task. Even today when my body screamed for rest, I pushed through to write this post and will most likely attempt to write more.
This is the opposite of what I preach in therapy. I usually say things like “its okay to rest” and “there is nothing wrong with having a little me time,” and really there isn’t anything wrong with those things. Rest gives your brain and body time to rejuvenate. “Me Time” is that time you give yourself to process and reflect upon the days, times, and moments of your life.
I always wondered, why are we so caught up in productivity? The irony of it all, is that we usually push to be productive to eventually be unproductive…Ever heard the term, work hard play hard? In this society we work hard in young adulthood to eventually save up and retire. Unfortunately along the way we forget to stop and smell the roses. Eventually we burn out and fall into a vicious cycle of working hard, harder, and hardest. We forget to take breaks. We forget to just breathe.
Here is one lesson I must learn in order to survive in the real world. Being unproductive is just as important as being productive as long as their is a healthy balance. Stop and bask in the glow of the sun and enjoy every moment of it!