Funny, I used to be the sort of person who always had to do stuff before sitting still, but that seems to have left me. 🙂 I still have my moments – sometimes I have to putter and do those things in order to be able to relax.
I can totally relate. I fantasize about having nothing to do and then whenever I get a few hours to myself, I immediately fill it up with something. Brene Brown writes a bit about this in her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.” She refers it to as “addiction” of sorts that we use to numb ourselves. I can definitely some of those tendencies in myself. I have been making an intentional effort to be still for short periods of time and just enjoy my own company. It’s hard though. Really hard.
I am definitely a sit still person,almost to a fault. Sometimes my house gets really messy. I’ve come to the realization that the chores that come with small children never, never end. Gossip Girl does end…that alone makes it an attractive option!
I think I am way better at doing nothing than doing something. But while I do nothing, I feel guilty about the somethings that aren’t getting done.
Give yourself a break, but know that with all that nesting you’ll have more energy now than after Jonah is born. So, mentally prepare yourself to rest with your boys after baby comes! 🙂 xo
See, I always think I want stillness. But then when I get it I go crazy!
Um, my husband calls me a ‘potterer’. I’m always doing something, pottering. Well, mostly things like laundry, cleaning, cooking, baking, children-looking-aftering 🙂 But I find myself mentally doing checklists, rearranging pantry shelves (unnecessarily) and so on.
So yes, potterer. 🙂