Today I did something I haven’t done in a very long time. It was enjoyable and much needed!
This afternoon, I went to the pasture, put the halter my horse, Gypsy, brushed her out (taking my time) and….took her for a walk! I didn’t saddle her up and ride. I didn’t school her. I didn’t exercise her. Just took her for a nice stroll — or maybe I should say some quality grazing time! It took us about 2 hours to “walk” what would normally take less than 20 minutes!
It was just some nice bonding time. We weren’t trying to get somewhere or exercise for an hour or get XYZ done. It was just quiet and leisurely time. When was the last time you did a “brain dump”? Brain dump is just the absolute best expression I can think of!
As human beings, we have a multitude of roles. We may be an entrepreneur, wife/husband, mother/father, son/daughter, dog owner, horse owner, house owner, volunteer for the local charity, baseball coach…and the list goes on and on. And with each of those roles carries a variety of responsibilities. Most of our days are spent doing something as a part of that “job”.
So take some time to yourself, for no one else, and get a fresh perspective and a new rejuvenation! It’ll do yourself some good, as well as the others in your tribe!