Smelling the roses

I think we all learn new aspects about ourselves over time. Some parts of us fade over time and other parts get stronger.

In the office today I’ve felt really tired and my co-worker commented how hot it’s been in here. She suggested to me to take a walk outside since it’s such a nice day. Since I had to go downstairs anyway I figured I’d step outside and get some fresh air.

As I stepped outside I suddenly wondered “now what do I do?” I was outside with nobody really around me…the sun was shining and the weather was more than pleasant but I couldn’t figure out what in the world I’d do with these 5-10 minutes of just standing here.

I’ve realized lately that I don’t like to do nothing…I feel the need to always be occupying myself which is probably a really good sign of ADD. If you know me often I’m doing more than one thing at a time. When I’m at home I’m usually watching tv, blogging/surfing and talking with my boyfriend here and there…sometimes even playing with my furkids. Heaven forbid I’d just…sit and relax.

No wonder I’m always a bundle of anxiety and tension…maybe I could just blame my parents for too much television as a child 😉

Anyway…I did get about 3 minutes of just taking some fresh air in but my mind was racing the entire time.


  1. Mergrl

    November 1, 2005 at 9:19 pm

    sometimes you just gotta take time for the beauty of life, just life :0)

  2. Robin

    November 1, 2005 at 9:36 pm

    Yep…so true.

  3. duane

    November 2, 2005 at 12:00 am

    Sounds like me… sometimes you just get bored with nothing… so you gotta do something! nothing wrong with that, and I don’t think that it means you are ADD; if anything, it means that you know how to use your time!

  4. Robin

    November 2, 2005 at 8:48 am

    Well it’s more so that I can’t ever seem to do nothing…maybe it’s a New Englad kind of thing. Even when I take a relaxing bath I can’t just lay there and relax I must read something 🙂

  5. Maureen

    November 2, 2005 at 10:53 am

    I’ve been thinking that I need some real downtime, soon, too.

    If only we could get away for a nature hike or spa break. Some time when there is nothing that needs to be done except refresh & relax. :sigh:

    Don’t know when I’d ever find the time, though.

    It is hard to stop & do nothing. But, it’s so refreshing when we do.

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