Lately my posts have been on basic themes: learning how to relax, how to sleep, and today, learning how to schedule a day off, but it’s often the real basic things that are hard to do.
Yesterday, I took a full day off, and I enjoyed it. 🙂 I did do paid work for about 15 minutes, but I was really tired and decided that I’d take the whole day off.
I slept in, biked downtown to get my haircut, biked to a coffee shop and quickly realized that I didn’t want to stay inside and do work, biked back home, cleaned a little, started the style guide for the publication I’m creating, The Human Experience, drove back downtown and got an incredibly relaxing massage, picked up some Taco Bell on the way home and watched a cute movie.
Yesterday was the first time in a long time that I took a full day off, and enjoyed it. Scheduling a full day off once a week, and enjoying it, feels like it could be challenging, but that’s one of my new self-love goals. I’m excited to see where my days off lead me, and I’m excited to see the balance that comes from it and how that affects my overall life.
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Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Gay Media Network, and is Curve’s Social Media Manager. She’s launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication, The Human Experience. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.