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Taking the weekend off

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This weekend I didn’t want to go anywhere.

I turned down invites from friends and turned inward instead.

I sat on my couch, wrapped in my soft blanket and just felt my feelings.

I laughed. I cried. I sat in silence. I binge watched a new series. I drank homemade margaritas and let myself eat extra toasty cheez-its.

I didn’t count calories, worry about miles on my spin bike, or focus on the number on the scale.

I let myself be loved and seen and let myself just be in the moment.

No right.

No wrong.

No rules.

I just lived in the moment and let myself be.

And by the end of the weekend, my spirits had lifted and I felt freed from the heaviness that had weighed me down.

I was able to peel off the blanket and step back into the world, refreshed and hopeful.

If you need to take some time to stop and just be, do it.

Find a way to let go of the things weighing you down at least for a few moments.

The scale can wait.

The gym can wait.

The dishes can wait.

The vacuuming can wait.

But how much longer can you wait?


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