Last week I was driving and running errands while listening to one of my favorite podcasts Boss Girls about creating space for white noise. I sorta knew what they meant but I was still perplexed - white noise? Which essentially means doing nothing. Not looking at your phone, not cleaning, simply sitting or laying around doing nothing.
Now, I used to be a master of that when I was in middle school because when your a 12 year old kid you don't have many responsibilities but now that I'm older and attempting to do everything it can be incredibly difficult to make yourself do nothing!
However, your mind and body really need a good 30-60 minutes of this precious activity, just as your body needs sleep. Why? Because that is when your mind is processing and filtering out all the activity and thoughts that you've been having you're able to learn so much. And when you truly think about 'white noise' it's sorta like meditation. But that word is intimidating isn't it?
I can see now that when I had to ritual of my bath time it was my white noise, my time to lay in a bath of water and relax! It's self care and it is SO essential to your sanity. With a 4 month old baby it's been a bit harder to carve out white noise time but I do make it a priority, for myself and my husband. When we're both healthy and sane so is our family.
Do do yourself a favor and give yourself permission to DO NOTHING!
thanks for reading.