Life get’s stressful. Weeks fade into months which then fade in to years and you’re hoping at the very least you remember what you did on a few of the Fridays in there. This month I have been a little on edge, a little stressed and lacking a lot of creativity. Anyone else get in those modes? Turns out all I really needed was a good dose of alone time to unwind and indulge.
It all started one Friday on my walk home from work. I stopped in at Williams- Sonoma because there was this marble cheese board I had my eye on for the past few months and today was the day to take that baby home! (I also snagged a stemless red wine glass – not because I needed it, but because their Open Kitchen Collection offers inexpensive and really nice items.)
At home I put together a cheese board (with my new marble beauty), poured a big glass of red wine and turned on a documentary. I felt a little bit fancy and I finally felt like I was “treating myself” after all the hard work that had stressed me out in the first place. It’s amazing how a night so simple could spark so much joy and renewed energy. After that evening followed by a pleasant afternoon at a coffee shop I felt ready to tackle life again come Monday.
Moral of the story – sometimes all you need is to take some time to indulge in a few simple pleasures whether it be a night alone with a big glass of wine and a documentary or finally purchasing the special item you have your eye on (or in my case both)!