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I pause on the eve of my one vacation item this year, a 3 day self-made retreat with a friend. I am feeling draggy and I don’t want to pack or eat or clean or even rest; but all this is all right.

  • I do not have to move quickly.
  • I do not have to power through any activity.
  • I am obligated to none but my own peace of mind.

I have in fact, preserved my own sense of peace, which was a goal I had this week. I have done this through moving slowly, taking frequent breaks, allowing myself silence and space, and also by allowing myself to listen to programs I enjoy and to spend time with people I enjoy.

I can bring this sense with me, whatever activity it is that I do next.