Real, actual, physical relaxation

Apparently, I’m rather tense. I’m seeing a chiropractor about some back pain, and the main cause? I’m tense! Like many of you, I’m a busy wife and mom. And I want to do it all so well. I want to be a great wife. I want to be the best mom. But good grief, it is TIRING! And apparently, makes a woman rather tense at the end of the day.

So this last weekend, we went to the beach. I brought a book, and my husband chatted with his brother in a language I don’t understand too well. So I just sat on a folding chair with my book in my lap, my feet in the sand, and watched the kids play while I read a historical novel I’m really enjoying.

Then we went home, and Mr. Johns said, “Don’t even worry about it. I’ll cook!”

Normally this the cue for me to say, “It’s okay, I’ll do it…”

You know how it is. I know what’s in the fridge. I know what we can make, and what ingredients we have on hand, and all of that. But instead of going into full Mom-mode, I… didn’t.

I sat down. I chatted a bit. I let my husband cook a meal! And you know what? It wasn’t what I would have made, but it was still tasty. And at the end of the afternoon, I wasn’t exhausted.

I’m making actual, physical relaxing a bigger priority these days. And I could get used to this! In fact, I intend to. 🙂

I hope you’re finding some relaxing time, too, and maybe one of my books could be a part of it! I wish you lots of quality reading time–and some real, actual relaxation!

Happy reading!

2 responses to “Real, actual, physical relaxation”

  1. My husband often says, “Can I help you with that?” or something along those lines. I usually quickly say, “No, I got it.” But I’m trying to stop myself and say “sure” instead. 🙂

    1. Good for you! I’m doing the same thing. If he offers, I’m taking him up on it! (And I’m promising myself not to give him tips on how to od it, either.

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