Reframing Weekends April 04 2016
An in-house counselor has helped me realize that I have been constantly triggered and overwhelmed in my own home. I used to survive an abusive marriage by fragmenting and compartmentalizing my entire life. I had been getting "lost" during the less structured weekends. It is freeing to create a new way of being and existing in my own skin. I am excited to find new ways to live a fully integrated life. Now, I am increasingly spending time outside with my kids (collectively and individually), taking care of myself and the apartment, napping, and working in-between. All of these activities ground me.
I love this quote from Richard Branson, "I’ve never thought of work as work and play as play. It’s all living."