We’re in the middle of refinancing our mortgage, which is like buying your house all over again.
Earlier this week, a WordPress upgrade went batcrap crazy.
Business appointments were canceled last minute, a major irritant.
My broadband internet connection was bugnutz for a day.
And then, of course, the hardcore holidays are upon us…
So I figgered I’d spend a day of rest, relaxation, and mindlessness.
Rather than boot-up the laptop at the Red Dirt Coffee House (my latest “home office”), I spent the morning alternately reading a Jeff Somers cyberpunk novel, meditating quietly (aka “staring blankly into space”), and talking with other friendly caffeine addicts.
Then I was off for a session with my Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.
And that was when the universe, worried I might backslide into my normal day-to-day, sent me a little reminder to take it easy.
I’d no sooner pulled into a parking space when a young guy with a crooked smile and battered suitcase approached me.
“Hi there,” he said. “Can you give me a lift to the mental health clinic?”
No kidding. MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC!
Synchronicity like that is kinda spooky.
But it DID cue me to stay the course on my day of R&R.
Days like yesterday are vital. They let you wind down a bit. They give you time to reflect and reassess.
And they help you perform better in the busy days ahead.
Think for a minute. Are you due for a mental health day?
If you think you are, by all means, go for it now.
Because the next few holiday-festooned weeks are probably gonna be a bitch.