Life feels a little heavy sometimes but we needn't get stuck in the heaviness. I remind myself to live my life and do the fun things... even when... actually ESPECIALLY when things feel challenging.
Last night I gathered with eight other women for a quirky ladies night out. We met at a local thrift store, drew the name of the person we were shopping for, and chose silly, mismatched outfits for each other that we wore to dinner.
There was so much laughter and enjoyment just in that shopping process. Everyone was having fun. Another shopper even commented to me about how she loved all our laughter.
The week had been an emotionally challenging one for me for many reasons. I was exhausted yesterday. I had a headache and was very low on energy. It would have been so easy to just stay home.
But spending time with other women for the sole purpose of having a fun night out... it was exactly what my heart needed.
Letting myself have that time away helped me shift my energy and my perspective on some of the things I had been grappling with.
When things are weighing you down, give yourself the time you need to feel it and to let your body rest. This isn't about avoiding the feelings or trying to escape the bad stuff.
But do the things that nourish and refuel you, too. Let yourself take a break, connect with other people, have some fun, or do whatever it is that is nourishing for you.