I just woke up from another nap.
I am napping a lot these days. Every day for the last few weeks and a few times a week in the weeks leading up.
Something about pregnancy and having a baby can wear a body out. Rather quickly and thoroughly.
Letting myself take naps has been a lesson in trust, however. Sometimes you would rather be up and about. accomplishing things. Or even just sitting on the couch writing, reading oooorrr watching a full season of Melissa and Joey on Netflix in 4 days….Nooo I didn’t do that. It was more like 3.5. okok.
But the point is, this time around in recovering from having this baby I have given myself the order and freedom to take naps.
I have to trust that things will get done without me – and if they don’t they don’t really need to be done.
I have to trust that quiet moments will come and I will be able to write for a few minutes when I want to or need to.
I have to trust that this extra rest now is making my body stronger and helping it to recover faster.
I have to trust the buzzing whir in my head that speaks of the need for rest and then find a way to indulge. Because sometimes what feels like an indulgence is actually a need.
I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here:
Today, I am also linking up with the Five Minute Friday community: