Hi! My name is Reena, and I am an habitual over-thinker.
I worry about everything under the sun, and will over-plan my life away if given the chance.
Will there be a vegan option for me to eat? If not I should bring something just in case. But what if I’m super hungry? What if I’m not in the mood for this? Can I manage to bring fresh fruit without it going bad by the time I get there?
Our appointment is at 1. That gives me enough time to do two loads of laundry. Sweep. Mop the floors. Feed the dogs. Do the dishes. Sneak in a quick chapter of that book I was reading. And so on and so on and so on.
I am perpetually worried because I have filled my life with responsibilities and not with enough silence. Silence of the mind is so important for us.
Right now I am sitting on my hotel patio in Jamaica, with my husband, sharing a drink and silencing our minds. Tomorrow’s worries are for tomorrow.
I will admit that I need to be forced to relax at times but once I do I can feel the difference. I can be a better wife, worker, dog-mom when I have taken time out for myself.
Every two weeks I make sure to get my nails done. I do this for two reasons. 1. I think it’s dope when my nails are done and it makes me feel like I have my shit together. Even when I don’t. 2. It’s an hour and a half out of the house with nothing to think about but my nails and the book I read during my pedicure. It’s not a lot but I cherish my hour and a half.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the hell out of my husband but sometimes life is busy and you need to slow the fuck down. You feel me?
Spend a day working through the issues one thing at a time. Don’t over-think or hyper focus on all of it at once. Today’s problem: laundry, shower and walking the dogs. That’s it. I cannot handle anything more. Get it done. Then celebrate! Three problems solved and a glass of wine to prove it.
Our concierge said something today. He said “in Jamaica there are no problems, only situations.” That. Part. I want to bring that mentality with me everywhere.
Today I hope that you are at ease. That you don’t have a laundry list of problems taking space in your head. That you take 10 minutes for yourself today. That your body knows relaxation.
Put on a face mask. Bake yourself a cake. Read a book. Take a walk. Do whatever you need to do to put your mind at ease.
Take a break. Because you deserve it!