We all need them, we all must have them: Our time out moments at home. You know, the kind of moments that you take for yourself entirely. When you put on your favorite record and dance along, when you crawl into bed with a book, when you enjoy a coffee on the sofa, when you tend to your plants. Whatever your activity is, the important thing is to take that precious moment every day, to claim it and to fiercely defend it – despite incoming phone calls, an overflowing email inbox, a growing to-do list, mundane chores awaiting execution. It is your moment of freedom from all duties, it is your daily gift to yourself and it is the moment of inner bliss.
I have several kinds of moments I take for myself every day. It is the after work coffee that I enjoy while putting on some vintage records and reminiscing of good old times. It is my weekly plant care routine when I zoom out everything but my plants – oh what bliss it is to not think of blogging, working, answering emails and taking decisions. All I do in that very moment is enjoying the company of my plants and looking after them. Have I mentioned the term inner bliss? Yeah, there you go.
Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mean this is the daily time out from a burdensome and arduous life. Yes, life does get sometimes burdensome and arduous. But life is mostly a pleasure in all its facets. I also enjoy the moment when I work hard, when I lose myself in writing, working off to-do lists, taking pictures for the blog. All this is great too but it is work and as much as we might enjoy it, when we sit down and feel that fatigue creeping in we notice that our body and mind need breaks too. And this is where your daily time out moment chips in.
So enough from me and my life counseling session here. I wonder what is your time out moment? Do you have one? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your time out!
Photography by Igor Josifovic
Bedspread, Small Pion lamp on the bedside table and sand glass all by COSxHAY kindly provided for this blog post