This weekend we got a lot of snow. So much snow that I couldn’t leave the house.
Since I was essentially trapped in my apartment for the weekend, I decided to look at it as a snowstorm-enforced staycation rather than an inconvenience. Sure, I couldn’t do my regular weekend errands, grocery shop, or make it to church, but it did end up being a blessing. I was able to spend 48 hours mindfully focused on myself and my home.
I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom and I had a lot of me time. I finished two books, took a relaxing bath, did two at-home workouts, did some creative meal prepping with the food I had on hand, and, thanks to all my cleaning, was treated to freshly washed bedding at the end of the day.
And since I was home, I didn’t have to deal with the crazy crowds, traffic, or sales that are everywhere this time of year. I had a productive and relaxing weekend, and it was completely free.
When I heard that a snowstorm was coming, my first thought was that it would disrupt my weekend plans. I thrive on routines, so I started to worry about being able to get things done. It turned out that being stuck at home for the weekend was a wonderfully relaxing break. I was forced to step out of my usual weekend routine, which immediately made me very mindful of what I was doing. It was like shifting off of autopilot and deciding which course to take.
Not being able to go out to do things made me turn my focus to what was happening in my home and heart that I could put my attention towards for the weekend, and it turned out to be a great thing. I feel more relaxed and ready to tackle the week than I have for some time.
A weekend, or even just a day, dedicated to rest and relaxation is what many of us need during the hectic holiday season. I hope you indulge in one.
How would you spend the day if you were snowed in? Share in the comments!
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