A Day of No Plans

I love my job, I really do.  Even on the toughest days I still love it.  Part of my job involves working weekends which usually involves meeting and running with our participants at their practices or being on staff to make sure they have the best 20 miler possible in preparation for Boston Marathon and sometimes it means traveling with them to race weekend to help them cross the finish line.  Really I can’t complain because I love all of those things.  But then you add in the regular work days, teaching yoga, my own workouts, the blog, and everything else in this life and you end up with a lot of days starting at 5am.  I get tired. Really tired.  Which is why I love my comp days (you know extra days off for working those weekends).  Today just happens to be one of those days and it makes for a long weekend.  Bliss.

I have nothing planned this weekend nothing except Easter dinner with Michael’s family planned this weekend.  It’s awesome.  And it’s awesome because I planned for it.  Yeah, I now I’m crazy.  But let’s be honest, I could easily have booked up this weekend with yoga classes to teach and take, social engagements and so much more. And while it’s all fun and good it’s not the break I need. People, downtime and lack of plans is good for the body and mind.  Nobody should feel bad about it, seriously.

So it’s Friday and I literally have nothing planned.  It’s 10am and my day has consisted of sleeping in, reading in bed and snuggling with this love bug…

Love this love bug!

Playing with my new favorite app the Percolator (see picture above, pictures and coffee lingo need I say more?).  A breakfast of this and that and copious amounts of my new favorite coconut macaroon coffee.

Coconut Macaroon Coffee, Scrambled Eggs, Vegetarian Sausage, and a Waffle.

I’ve been watching the Today Show, surfing the web and reading blogs in my PJ’s and I couldn’t be more happy. I’ll probably wear my favorite Athleta capris, and finally bust out my Toms because I’ve decided it’s time and I can’t wait any longer and see where the day leads me.  I think I’ll end my day in Boston with Michael, friends, dinner, drinks and most of all lots and lots of laughter.

Part of me (you know the Type A part) feels like I should be cleaning the house or doing this and that.  But it’s important from time to time to give yourself a break.  Do something you love and relax.  I promise you’ll feel better and accomplish more when you feel like you’ve nourished your mind and body with some rest. It’s part of a healthy life and something in my opinion we’ve all forgotten how to do.  I fall into the busy trap myself, my Mom does, and everyone around me.  Just remember you are in control, and you can make sometime in your life to be less busy. And in case you’ve forgotten how to do nothing and relax, take a lesson from me…all you need is a furry friend, a warm blanket, a delicious breakfast and good book to start your day.

When was the last time you gave yourself a break and time to relax?  What is your favorite thing to do on a day with no plans?


15 thoughts on “A Day of No Plans

  1. Andy says:

    How refreshing. I feel I have vicariously enjoyed your ‘lazy’ day too. Seriously,
    you make a great point. My days start later – typically around 9:00 – but I am often working till after midnight with few days off. You have inspired me to find some ‘me’ time. Thank you.


  2. Lisa says:

    I would say my favorite unplanned day is to slowly do all my stuff…have a cup of coffee, go for a walk, read a good book. Taking care of yourself is one of the most important step in making sure we can take care of everything and everyone around us.


  3. candace | yogabycandace says:

    Yay, luck you taking some time for yourself. Growing up, my mom used to let us take “mental health days” from school when things just got too overwhelming and we needed a break. We never abused the privilege, and we learned the benefits of giving ourselves a break and doing nothing. Hope you have a great {relaxing} weekend!


  4. Leigha says:

    Yes! Love it! We all need a break sometimes. I’m having one this week- spring break! I’m just going to do whatever I feel like and not make plans/set goals. I’m focusing on my own happiness!


  5. Jolene says:

    I LOVE that you did this. And ya know what? MY weekend is almost entirely planless too, by design. sometimes we just NEED it so much. Embrace it all, sounds perfect!


  6. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog says:

    Those are the best kinds of days! Good for you for taking one. I always feel so refreshed after a day of relaxing and leisure time. There’s just something so liberating about not having to follow a strict schedule. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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