slow down. And I think they are right. But the real question is “WHY”? As I go into my second year of unemployment, I think I know why (for a majority, not all) GUILT!
Stupid, misplaced, ingrained, Guilt. Think about it, I have been unemployed, I can afford to be unemployed, and yet when I try to enjoy it ie, go outside and drink some tea and enjoy the birds and the day, I feel guilty, in the back of my mind, it is like …..(hey, shouldn’t you be doing the dishes, washing the floor, taking the dogs for a walk (ok maybe I should feel guilty about that one)….it seems like I am NOT supposed to enjoy doing nothing. It isn’t right.
We wonder why are kids are so crazy, stressed out, can’t seem to entertain themselves doing nothing…’cause we don’t let them, think about it….typical day for a current child
Go to school
go to …You add what you like (sports, dance, music)
somewhere here is lunch
come home do ….homework, practice
somewhere in here is dinner
REPEAT….on weekends….Game, Recital, Show
Repeat, repeat, repeat
no downtime here…constantly on the go…they also see their parents constantly on the go
Getting the kids up
get the kids fed
get the kids to school
to to work (hopefully)
Get home from work (under 40 hrs, but commutes can add hours)
and somewhere before bed:
get the kids to practice
So this all seems normal to everyone, and those who aren’t doing this are “lazy” “uninvolved” ect…hell no I say they are the smart ones.
Everyone, kids and adults need down time, do nothing time, go to the beach, the park, not for sports but for NO reason, no clocks, no points, no referees, just aaahhhh…isn’t this a nice day to run around and do nothing.
There shouldn’t be guilt associated for doing nothing, occasionally, doing nothing all the time is a whole nother post 🙂
So get off the computer, or not, but get something to drink, go outside (or to a cafe, or park) and just enjoy….enjoy the day, enjoy your home, enjoy your family…..just aaaahhhhh, it for a minute….or as long as you can ignore that damn guilt in the back of your mind….I wish it would just go away!
Guilt what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again…..