Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day of Rest

Idle Productivity
Leo Daily Horoscope

You may feel particularly lazy and distracted today as you attempt to fulfill your usual obligations. At some point during the course of the day, you will likely recognize the futility of your efforts and put aside your agenda in order to focus on more relaxing pursuits. Your choice to unwind today may prove to be a boon to you where your responsibilities are concerned as it can afford you the time you need to recover your strength and enthusiasm. This can be a wonderful time to focus on activities that allow you to nurture and pamper yourself. Whether your idea of luxury is to settle in with a novel or hike through the woods, you can find ways to make the most of your laid-back mood.

Rest can help us become more productive because it affords us an opportunity to regain our strength and clear our minds of thoughts that distract us from our purpose. As we unwind, our usual energy and enthusiasm return, readying us to face the next round of worldly challenges. Though we may seem to be doing little when we engage in activities that are purely relaxing, we are actually recharging ourselves. And breaks are an important part of the cycle of achievement because without them we would not be able to sustain our enthusiasm for the duties before us. Each time we refresh ourselves, we unconsciously reaffirm our commitment to our aspirations. When you indulge your lazy feelings today by relaxing, you will prepare yourself to prevail over the challenges yet to come.

I stayed home sick yesterday, ended up at the doctor's office with a nasty UTI. Ouch! Sometimes being a girl is not fun! This is not the time of year for such things, either, the hustle & bustle of the holiday season does not allow for illness! As much as I wanted to scurry around and use the day for productive things, my body had other things in mind. So, I took my meds, filled a water bottle and laid on the couch, napping and reading for most of the day. By evening, I felt well enough to take Loki on a short walk and do 40 minutes on my treadmill, albeit at a slower pace than usual.

I'm much better today, thank you antibiotics! I'm still going to take it easy and give myself time to recuperate, sometimes the best thing we can do is just sit down and listen to our bodies.

Have a Beauty-Full Day,


  1. Great post on resting. Glad you are feeling better!!! OWCH!!!!

  2. You need rest. Just enjoy your quality time.

  3. Glad you're feeling a litle better. That sucks. I was sick yesterday, too. :(

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