A Year of Smiles – Day 90


We all have our routines. We wake at a certain time, eat particular foods for breakfast, get ready for the day in a certain way, drive to school or work on a strategically chosen route, navigate the work day in our own special way, clock out at generally the same time, drive home, eat dinner, do chores/homework/projects, ready kids and ourselves for bed, go through our bedtime rituals and go to sleep only to wake up the next morning and do it all over again. We get in a groove and our lives begin to run smoothly so we think we can handle a few new tasks each day. The routine is shaken a bit but we find our groove soon enough. Then life decides we need a few hurdles to jump or mountains to conquer. “Routines, shmoutine!” life says and our days begin to feel less and less fulfilling.  Time runs from us. Chaos invades what once was a peaceful, secure existence and we find ourselves spinning out of control, slamming doors, throwing tantrums and wishing you could smash your co-workers phone to stop the silly game noises from ruining your concentration. (That last one might just be me. 🙂 )

It’s times like these that call for a break.  Sometimes to get your SMILE back, you have to remove yourself from the equation – even if it’s only for a short while.  You could take a trip to the beach, go for a walk in the park, spend a night out of town, go on a coffee date with a friend or just take a few minutes out of the room. But don’t put it off. And remember, it is okay to take a break. You are allowed.

Little getaways – they do a body good and help a soul to SMILE!!

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