Off anything resembling responsibility.
I needed a day off. I've been overwhelmed by that thing I (lovingly-ish) call my Monster Blog or sometimes just The Monster. It's a part-time job on easy days and a full-time job on some days, so although I'm grateful for it, it's not always my Favorite Thing Ever.
The Monster takes mental energy and brains of which I have not enough.
I was feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated yesterday. For me, "underappreciated" follows on the heels of "overwhelmed". Smart Tim, the hubs, caught onto that and instead of his First-Decade-of-Marriage response of ignoring her and she'll eventually quit being that way, he dipped into his Second-Decade-of-Marriage wisdom and said, "Why don't you take a day off tomorrow?"
I kissed him for that.
I woke up this morning excited about my day off. I did need to take care of one thing for The Monster, which ran into two-three-four things, but that's okay because this afternoon , while Tim took the kids out to play frisbee golf, I filled my cup up.
I sat in the sun with something to drink (a little coffee with my cream), something to crochet (a hat for our ballerina), and something to read (Leo Babauta's free ebook fittingly called Focus, which says things such as "Find Something Amazing to do everyday and then do that.")
I'm rested up and ready for another week's worth of Something Amazings until next my next day off.
Do you take a day off now and then?