Have you ever felt a little frazzled?
A little "almost gonna tear your hair out" stressed?
A little ready to "call it a day"?
A little lost in a frenzy induced la-la land?
Ha! Who am I kidding? For one reason (or 20) I have been feeling really stressed out over the last few weeks and I definitely owe a huge public thank you to everyone who has been able to put up with my lack of patience, snarky comments and flair for the dramatic.
To say that I am in need of and desperately looking forward to my upcoming vacation is an understatement. That said I still have 19 days to get through and co-workers/bosses/friends/a boyfriend to keep the peace with and unless someone invents that 28 hour clock I need an action plan, otherwise known as "cutting myself some slack"
So in the spirit of giving myself a break for the next few weeks I have created an "it's ok" list:
It's ok if....the dishes aren't done and there are dust bunnies under the sofa. Call it the "lived-in" look and leave it at that!
It's ok if...you have more than one pair of laundry-day undies because you don't always feel like hiking down to the laundry room even when its almost absolutely necessary!
It's ok if...you lock the cat out of your bedroom at night so you can get some undisturbed sleep. She'll discreetly claw the furniture and suddenly you're even!
It's ok if...you don't answer the phone right now. Call display and voicemail come in handy when you need to disconnect for a while. I'm not a doctor so the odds are good that the call isn't that urgent!
It's ok if...you don't finish that book. This isn't university and there won't be an exam. Life is too short to waste on a boring read!
It's ok if..you read that you should eat more eggs and conveniently interpreted that to mean these babies!
It's ok if....you miss a workout or eat a big ol' bowl of ice cream. In the grand scheme of things neither will matter even a little bit!
It's ok if....you stop saying it's ok and get back to holding yourself accountable. Being true to who you are is important too!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have foiled wrapped chocolate to eat before I get too serious again!
So tell me, what "It's ok if...." do you need to implement for yourself?
Psssst...Hey Canadian readers. Don't forget to enter my giveaway! (I do apologize to my international readers and solemnly swear that if there is any Easter chocolate left over I will send it your way. But umm..don't get your hopes up too high on that one!)