“Calgon Take Me Away” is an old commercial slogan that has been “on the air” and repeated over and over since the early 1980s and it still rings true today for me! I’m Ready for a little R&R!! How about you? I’m not sure just having a bathtub filled with bubbles is going to do it for me. I’m just a bit tired today and need something special to happen.
I can’t imagine what it might be like for some of you who have several kids or maybe you’re juggling a couple of jobs AND a single parent. Add furry, four-legged pets to the equation and your chore list just doubled. Having older parents who you care for can also add to a drain on your energy. Maintaining a house you creates a constant list of things to do. And just cooking three meals a day and other mundane daily chores can create multiple hours of things we need to day EVERY DAY! No wonder we’re tired. We need a break!
We push ourselves beyond a normal limit sometimes. We don’t take time for ourselves to rest. We keep saying we’re going to take a break, but fail to “put ourselves on the calendar” and schedule it. We keep doing for others and neglect our own needs. We say we’ll do it next week…next month…..and THEN Holy Cow! It’s already next year!! Yikes! What happens to the time?!
Are you ready? I’m giving you a “get out of jail free” card today. Admit it….you need a break. So today……
MONDAY GETS TAKEN AWAY BY CALGON
We have to take care of ourselves, if nothing else, so we can keep taking care of others. We always seem to put ourselves last in line for nurturing and allowing ourselves to feel that “We Matter”. It seems easy to do nice things for others, but we can’t seem to stop the process of being last on the list. If we would start taking care of “Me”, then we could likely do a lot more for others. Would that motivate you to take the time to be taken away by Calgon today?
Okay. Here’s the fun part….if you could do anything you wanted to do today, what would it be? Maybe stay in bed ALL day. Or perhaps, read a book you started months ago. What about having a super duper spa day?!! Wow! What an amazing thought! Maybe just find a nice shady spot, bring a picnic lunch and stare into space for several hours would be a relaxing day for you. I think I would like to go somewhere to look at the water. I love the smell of the ocean breeze and the sound of the waves hitting the shoreline. Maybe I’ll stop for a nice icy smoothie afterwards and then take a long afternoon nap. That sure sounds like a relaxing day.
I don’t want to hold you up any longer…..you’ve got some planning to do. If you can’t make today a Calgon kind of day, then at least take the time today to make plans for what you will do within the next week.
Make it something fun and just about you.
Remember to whisper to yourself throughout the day….
I Matter! I Matter! I Matter!
If we don’t take care of ourselves, then we limit
ourselves every day in what we can accomplish.
Make today a super, super day
Got to run…..the ocean breeze is calling my name.