Tally Time

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday's To Do . . . is done.

:Focus on YOU

At least, as far as I'm concerned. I focused on you and enjoyed reading your "To Do" lists. They look so familiar! I hope you all got a lot accomplished.

One of the reasons that I threw the ball in your court this week was so that I could rest. I'm tired. We are all recovering from Hubby's trip (which was wonderful, by the way) but this week is jam-packed . . . funny how that works. Between this beautiful post by Bonnie, and just the way this week has played out, I'm thinking a lot about rest. The benefits of doing nothing, in order to restore the soul. It is important.

Tuesdays, ironically, are my "do nothing" day. No preschool, no work, no scheduled activities. To be sure, we always have something to do - errands, housework, or whatever I've put on my Tuesday's To Do list. But nothing has to be done on Tuesdays. The pace slows, just a little. The boys love the opportunity to stay at home and play with their toys. I enjoy the casual clothes, the relaxed feel, and the chance to literally be a stay at home mom. Our "do nothing" day is one of the things I treasure most about these preschool years.

Do you have a "do nothing" day? Or morning, afternoon, or evening? Do you set aside any time during the week that is slower, more restful?

How do you make restful moments a priority in your home?

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P.S. As I was about to hit "publish," I stumbled upon Gordon Atkinson's article, Nothing Doing. Hmm. . . think I'm gonna go rest now.


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12 Responses to “Tally Time”

  1. I find that I rest the best when I can immerse myself in some kind of leisure activity such as reading a book--preferably something on the lighter side. It's kind of like taking my mind for a jog, leaving it in a better state than something more passive such as watching television.

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  2. Thank you, Courtney, for your sweet comments always. They are VERY encouraging, and I am learning quickly, that as Moms, we all need much encouraging! I always love reading your posts. I look forward to them daily.
    By the way, your cousin and I live in the same neighborhood! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. Small world ...

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  3. I am still trying to figure out restful moments in my home. But even if it is five minutes, I find something for "me" in that five minutes, like look at the sunset.

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  4. Hi Courtney! I am not at do nothing days yet. I've got a 2 yr old and a 5 yr old... BOYS. ;) But, I have injected do nothing particular mornings and evenings scattered through out the week. For practical reasons of mental/spiritual survival! LOL.Love this post!

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  5. Ohhh, I am working on a "do nothing day" and "do nothing moments". Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I try not to schedule anything on Saturday mornings. Then sleep til I wake up, enjoy a bigger breakfast and some good coffee. It's one of the perks of being single. I know I also need to spend time being creative or enjoying a book for fun. My problem? I too often to the "get the work done now and play later" philosophy---often there's too much work to leave time to play later.

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  7. Rest is a really difficult thing for me to sort out in our life. There is always something that NEEDS to be done, it seems like. Thanks for reminding me that I need to make it a priority though. I needed that reminder!

    ~Nicole @ www.orwhateveryoudo.com

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  8. We call our do nothing days "Off-The-Grid". Sundays is our day. Only because it was the best choice we could make. Throughout the week we try to take a few breathers as well. Still learning.

    I love that you're resting. God Bless.

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  9. You are so right about needing those days where you can just rest. Over the past year we have simplified especially when it comes to weekend activities so we can simply have a nice, unrushed, unplanned and sometimes spontaneous day at home.

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  10. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are times where we don't have any activities, but I'm not good at just enjoying those times. I always feel I have to try to get something done around the house, but maybe I should just take one of those afternoons and just focus on my kids.

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  11. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are times where we don't have any activities, but I'm not good at just enjoying those times. I always feel I have to try to get something done around the house, but maybe I should just take one of those afternoons and just focus on my kids.

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  12. I find that I rest the best when I can immerse myself in some kind of leisure activity such as reading a book--preferably something on the lighter side. It's kind of like taking my mind for a jog, leaving it in a better state than something more passive such as watching television.

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