Note to self - the next time I'm feeling tired, uninspired, worried, bored, or overwhelmed - head to a local bookstore. I took a few days off to move and yesterday I had kind of hit a wall. I was physically tired from packing and unpacking, mentally tired from thinking about home decor, and just a little worn out from errands and the such. I didn't want to spend the afternoon at home, because it's hard for me to relax when I know how much can be done, but I didn't want to spend it bouncing around Target et al.
My intention with the day off yesterday wasn't just to get things done, but to enjoy a moment of "me" time.
I popped in to pick up a copy of Domino magazine. Two hours later, I was curled up in their 2nd floor reading room devouring a copy of the Scientific Mind - a magazine I had never read, but am now a huge fan. A very soft instrumental cd played in the background. Without even realizing it, I had relaxed and recharged. I felt great.
I left, finished off my errands, and had a perfectly productive rest of the day. The bookstore - my happy place.