Unfortunately, it's been coined in terms of food. And if that corporation finds out I've named a blog with it, I'll probably be in trouble. I'll take my chances. But I'd like to suggest a different take on it: That you, my sister, deserve a break today.
We women multitask. It's what we do. And we do it well. We take care of so many little details in a day, so many projects, often not our own, so many people, so many problems to solve, again, often not our own. And the better we are at it, the more we seem to be relied on to do it.
But sometimes we need a break. And that's okay. It's okay to need a break. Sometimes a break is quiet and calm, a meditative approach. Sometimes it's a walk. Sometimes it's a nap. And sometimes not. Sometimes it's blasting angry chick music as loud as we can blast it. Sometimes it's screaming at the top of our lungs that we're sick of it. That's a break, too, because we're taking a moment out of the awesome responsibility we've taken on to just be. As long as we're not putting it on someone else.
We get so caught up in how we're "supposed" to do things, but what is it you need for a break? Who cares what it is, as long as it relieves you, replenishes you? Sometimes it's dancing until 3 in the morning. Sometimes it's just totally letting go with your girlfriends. Sometimes it's writing a hate letter and then burning it up. It doesn't matter. The point in a break is to give you a breather, a fresh start, a new beginning, a break from the responsibilities you've taken on.
We're only as good as our energy allows. When our energy's down, we need to replenish. What replenishes you, and do you judge it? Do you feel like you're not okay because it's not "feminine"?
Feminine is you. You define it. You are a woman, so anything you do is an expression of that. When you're authentically you, you're feminine. Period. Whatever you need to do to give yourself a break, as long as it's not hurting others, and as long as it's not hurting yourself, is fine, and it's feminine, because it's you.
There is no ultimate female. There's only female. And you are it. And you're fine and perfect the way you are. And you deserve a break when you deserve a break. So take a break today, if you need it. Just take it. It's yours.