And when you get home in the evening, before you let busyness overtake you, make yourself a drink. Don’t go to the gym. Don’t start making dinner. Don’t take the dog for a walk. Give yourself a minute to reflect on what you accomplished just by surviving another day out in the world.
Forget cracking a beer or pouring a glass of wine. Actually make a drink. Take some time with it. Enjoy the process. Find joy and comfort in the act. Then, when you drink it, concentrate on it. Savor it. Understand that celebrating even the tiniest achievements in life is a well-deserved gift.
It’s easy to become an electro magnet for bullshit. It’s easy to get weighed down with all of our work responsibilities, paying bills, juggling our to-do lists. A lot of shredded metal and engine parts can get stuck up there and weigh us down if we’re not careful. Always remember to flip the switch off for a minute or two at the end of the day. Set the wreckage free.