Truthful Tuesday-Breaks

finger on her lips. silence gesture


Sometimes I need a break.

I think I was in middle school the first time I took a “mental health day.” Back then, that involved going to work with my mom and helping her clean a house while I talked endlessly about all my tween angst problems. Have I mentioned I’m not looking forward to the teenage years with my daughter?

Somewhere in high school, these days turned into reading marathons and I’m still doing it. When I need a break from reality, I curl up with a good book. What I probably really need is sleep but let’s not get too crazy.


The other truth is, breaks always get me in trouble. I end up behind and stressed. What I need to do, now that I’m not at the mercy of teachers scheduling exams and projects, is just work in my own time for breaks daily or weekly. Then I won’t end up nearly drowning from overdue work and shouting “We were on a break!”


Do you take breaks?

3 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday-Breaks

  1. Yes I sometimes take a break from reading and do a little housework but not very often!! 🙂 Now I have finally retired I can put any jobs off much more easily by thinking I have loads of time so will do them another day. And I do love your quote about reading in bed as that is genuinely me. I wake in the middle of the night with the light on and my glasses getting in my way, luckily my kindle switches itself off or that would have a flat battery! I managed to survive the teenage children stage with both in their 30s and still wanting me as part of their lives so I consider that my greatest achievement. Good luck with yours.


  2. I, too, am retired and do so much more reading. But health issues have slapped me in the face and I just ordered a treadmill. Sitting still just won’t do anymore. Reading is just such a lovely escape from the dull reality around me. Although I now have 4 grandchildren they all live an hour or more away and now that I turned 70 I refuse to drive long distances on busy interstate highways so I don’t see them as much as before.


  3. My breaks always involve a good book. I read while on the treadmill, at lunch, and before bed after everyone has settled for the night. Unfortunately when caught up in a good book, I don’t want the breaks to end, so I get behind with my responsibilities.


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