This past Monday I did something I haven't been able to for a while: take a day and spend it completely by myself and for myself. I mean it, it's been forever, and I can guess that many of you reading this deserve a little alone time too. Now that fall has begun I can feel my stress and anxiety building as tasks begin to pile and my schedule becomes overcrowded-with great things nonetheless-but any sort of go-go-go takes it's toll. So this Monday, while I had the house to myself, I put away my phone (grabbed my camera) and hopped on my bike to soak in the warm rays of sunlight and gaze up at the crystal blue skies (the weather hasn't got the "fall" memo yet). I rode without hesitation, letting the wind hit my face, awaking my senses. I could feel my worries and anxiety leaving me and my energy beginning to recharge. I let my thoughts run wild, but kept my lips sealed.
I encourage you, whether you are feeling overwhelmed or not, to take a little time to be alone. Get outside, feel the breeze, lay in the grass, soak up the sun, and most importantly breathe.