I had a choice tonight. I could go out to the lacrosse game to see what would happen between New West and Victoria. It’s meaningful to us because if NW were to lose, it’d guarantee us a playoff spot. If NW were to win (which they did) then we’d need to play for a post season spot tomorrow. Looks like it’s a must win situation Friday night, friends. Get down to The Swamp for the 7pm start!
My other option tonight was to stay home.
At first, it felt like a no brainer that I’d go to the game, but when I woke up this morning, I felt desperate for some time at home and started contemplating the possibility of opting out. I told Kevin that I didn’t really want to give up three hours of my time to watch two teams I don’t even like. He totally understood, but it was still tough for me to commit to that.
I have a bit of fear of missing out sometimes.
In the end, by the time I got home from work, I really didn’t want to go anywhere. I ended up staying home and hanging with the cats, reading books, eating tropical fruit salad and enjoying the peace of it all.
It was totally worth it.
A while ago, I was talking to a friend about self-care and how personal a thing it can be. When I thought about whether I was good at self-care, I had to admit that I probably am. In fact, I’m really good at it. I know when to take time out even if it is a struggle for me. I know how to get quiet when I need to. I also have the confidence to be clear and concise in expressing my needs I’m not my personal and professional life.
Tonight was a self-care night.
How do you practice self-care? Are you good at making it a priority?