- Category: Living Purposefully
- Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
- Written by Tammy Lancaster
Imagine for a moment that you are responsible for no one but yourself. Yes, you heard me right! No kids, no job, and no one needing your attention. You are able to take off and do anything that brings you joy and you have 2,880 minutes in which to do it. You’ve just been given two whole days to yourself - 48 hours to spend as you please! Are you excited just thinking about it? I know I am! How would you fill that time? What would you absolutely have to do?
As women, we often give so much of ourselves to our families, friends and careers that we forget to relax and take some time for us. Maybe it is due to guilt, or maybe we just get so caught up in our busy lives that we don’t do things that bring us happiness. Whatever the case may be, I want you to take a moment and dream about how you could take two days to discover yourself and allow a break from the madness of life.
Often I find myself feeling hurried and a little overwhelmed towards the end of my week as I try to juggle family and work life. I always have many circumstances to give attention to, and sometimes I just want to run in the other direction, instead of tackling whatever task is at hand. The phrase, “Wanna get away?” runs through my mind…I recently asked my family what they would do with some time to themselves. Here is what they had to say:
“I’d like to have fun enjoying life. I would spend money on experiences. I’d meet and greet new people.”
“I would go to Bora Bora and live in a hut. I’d get sushi, crabs, and shrimp kabobs. I’d swim in the water and then sleep.”
“I’d explore a tropical island by myself. After the 48 hours were up, I’d accidentally forget to get back on the helicopter that came to pick me up!”
“I would probably play a lot of basketball and video games!”
I love how each family member had something different to say about the way they would choose to spend the time they were given It just goes to show you that we all need some personal time to enjoy the things in life that matter to us.
For me, the best way I can think to spend 48 hours would be near the ocean. I would grab a book, a notepad and pen, tons of water and head for the beach. Getting lost in the sound of the waves and seeing the vastness of the horizon would instantly bring me peace and joy. Just thinking about it makes me smile! I’m sure after the two days were up I wouldn’t want to leave!
Back to you: how can you see yourself spending a couple of days alone?