Do you have days when you wake up already tired?

Yesterday was one of those days for me. I woke up exhausted, heavy and felt like doing nothing. I dreaded the thought of starting the work I had laid out for the day and I decided to completely let go and just follow the flow.

Instead of my morning round on the internet I sat down, relaxed and checked in with myself. What did I need? What did my body want to do? Going back to bed? No, sleeping wasn’t enticing, I wanted to move. I decided to go to my favorite yoga class, which I knew was happening that morning. It has wonderful. I followed along with the teacher without pushing my body to do more than it wanted to do. By the end of the class I was completely relaxed.

After getting home I checked in with my body again. I still wanted to rest more. It was the middle of the day and I thought, what the heck, and laid down to sleep – deep and sound – for almost an hour. When I woke up I felt more relaxed and happier than I had in a long time.

For the rest of the day I kept following what my body told me to do. It was a wonderful experience. I was at ease with myself and the world. Whenever feelings of guilt came up: “Shouldn’t I be doing more? What about my work?” I just acknowledged – and ignored them. This day was for me.

Interesting enough, while I was taking time out, my work seemed to happen all by itself: I got requests for coaching and an invitation for tea with one of my favorite clients. I guess sometimes life works better when you relax and let go.

If you had the whole day to yourself and you could spend it any way you wanted to, what would you do?