That has been a wonderful long weekend.
Away from work stress, away from home stress. Away from everything.
It was the break I’ve been wanting to have and one that I have been given, and I am thankful for that.
While it has been with the best company (hehe) that I can ever ask for, it was also rewarding on a personal note.
It has taught me that I should take things easy. Easy come, easy go. It has been so long since I have gone by without thinking hard about something or stressing myself for nothing. Thinking about pleasing everything and everyone without thinking about myself.
I realise that I haven’t done the simple things I loved doing. Like reading leisurely, having a good laugh watching TV and just having a peace of mind. Also, watching my favourite movies over again has become an obsolete joy.
Reading. It’s been a long while since I have read a book every night before bed. Or even during free time throughout the day. All because I get tired out from being busy. These days, on most nights I just read thru Twitter and FML, Facebook on my iTouch before eventually dozing off and waking up to yet another long day.
It’s a vicious cycle. And I plan to curb it because I do love reading and writing and other things that bring endless joy to me. I do miss exploring the adventures contained in a book. It is a form of escapism that makes my imagination go round in circles.Through books I escape reality and most of the time, I take away lessons from the books.
Simple pleasures make me happy and I’ve always placed an importance in Me-time.
Me-time. As selfish as that may sound, it’s not selfish anymore if I am deprived from it. These days, Me-time is like a privilege.
From now on, however busy I am – I shall promise myself that I will set aside some time for myself.
Why? Because I totally deserve it. Nobody is going to apologize for stressing me up or being the cause for my working late or needing my familial attention. So while I succumb myself to all of life’s travesties, I should stick up for myself and spend some time, doing whatever I like.
This past weekend has been nothing but relaxing, peaceful and lovely. Everyday should be just like that because that’s my current idea of perfection.
Enclosed in our private sanctuary, nothing could penetrate in the little world we created. We did things together that brought us both joy and laughter. This weekend has brought us nothing but happiness. And that’s the best kind of world there ever will be.