Taking a Break from a Break

Taking a Break from a Break

Taking a break from a break

 

On our recent fishing trip, my kids could not wait to get out of the boat and climb the big rocks lining the shore. After a ton of whining and pleading, my husband gave in and pulled close enough for the kids to clamor out and explore.

They were wearing flip-flops and life jackets soย climbing was not easy but they LOVED it.

With warnings like “Watch where you step,” “Look out for snakes,” and “Don’t throw rocks,” you would think their spirits would be dampened, but no way. My husband was so excited to fish with the kids and I think it was a little hard for him when they were less interested in catching the big one than they were in the monolithic rocks. I was more concerned with snakes hiding in the rocks, but we have to choose our battles (July Positivity Challenge).

After a bit I calmed down and reminded myself we were on vacation and it was supposed to be relaxing and fun. If the kids wanted to get out and roam over the rocks for a while, it might mean I get to relax while they rest up from their fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Soon they climbed as far as was safe and were ready to jump back in the boat. They had taken their break from our fishing break and were ready to get back at it.

In daily life, I often find myself so absorbed in my to-do list that I forget that it is ok to take a break or that a few extra minutes snuggling or drawing with my kids won’t hurt the unfolded laundry or unwashed dishes. We all need to give ourselves permission to climb and explore a little bit. We might find that it makes us more productive in the long run.

Give your intentions a new direction today. Let that direction lead you where your heart takes you, even if it’s only for a few moments. It will restore your positivity and increase your energy and that is what having Intentergy is all about.

By: Melanie A. Peters

 

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9 thoughts on “Taking a Break from a Break

  1. Ha ha, love it..break from a break. I so get that! Vacation being a parent, just somewhere else. So easy to forget to take a time out yourself! My sincere apologies for the absence my friend. I’ve been so inundated with blog emails it got overwhelming so I just mass delete. However, I have a cunning plan recently discovered in my reader…lists…I can create lists and populate them with blog URLs and follower every post under a topic associated with the list title. I’m about to drop yours into my favourite bloggers list which means finding your posts is going to be much easier!

    Hope alls well ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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      1. Not kind….I feel like I’ve neglectected your blog and owe it to you to connect more ๐Ÿ˜Š
        So right about kids too….mine are suddenly deep into teens, well one is, the other is 14 this year…scary that is looking back….I’m feeling obsolete ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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      2. I’m trying that now. In truth I had a blog overwhelmed few weeks. Then decided to find some solutions. Now I can see all your posts on their own as and when makes commenting much easier and I can breathe once more. It’s such a bonus reconnecting too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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