Between work, family, cooking, cleaning, bills...something always needs to be done! I'm already a person who can't sit still and relax, it feels weird to me. Movement is my true north. Add to that, I feel guilty doing nothing, much less things for me, when there's so much that can be done. I know it's all in my mind. I know taking care of me is important, but how the heck do I rest and take care of me when I'm worried that something else isn't getting done or that I haven't done everything I'm "supposed" to do. It just doesn't come easy to me. For the most part advice about how I need to take care of me sounds like the teacher in Charlie Brown saying "Blah Blah Blah" in the background, because in my mind there are always more important things to do.
But I've been determined to break this pattern and finally I have found a guilt free, happy solution. Reading in the car!!! I have to drive, so now when I drive I listen to...books on tape, CD or iPod or whatever, I listen to them all! Just finished Nora Roberts the Witness on CD... Loved it! Great Escape. GO ME!