After spending the last two weeks on holiday, I feel rested and energized. I am ready to step back into my normal routine and back into “real life.” We all need rest and rejuvenation, especially during the stressful holiday season.
As I puttered about my house over the last two weeks, lounging in my pajamas for most of the morning, I still found work to be done. My stomach continued to growl for food, which had to be prepared and then eaten. After eating, I cleaned my dishes. After the dishes were cleaned, I put them away.
And then I showered and fixed my hair and make-up. The bathroom sinks needed to be cleaned and the floors still had to be vacuumed. I found time for my workouts and laundered my clothing. Bills still needed to be paid; groceries needed to be bought. Gifts had to be wrapped and cards addressed and mailed.
And so, even as I enjoyed my rest, I fully understood that I never truly rest in the strictest sense. Work is life and life is work. Without work to do and to be done, I would lose my sense of self, of pride and accomplishment. I would lose my motivation to achieve. Without work, my life would lose much of its meaning, but sometimes…it’s still nice to do the minimum!