An hour of yoga and then brunch at 12.30?
How about a glass of whiskey, a good book and a laze about on the deck in the glorious sunshine all afternoon?
Feel like watching movies until 2 or 3am?
Yes to all of the above, because that is what my life has been like these holidays. 100% pure self indulgence. There is no need to be anywhere or to do anything, so why wouldn't I take advantage of this valuable 'me' time.
And trust me when I say that I have been fully 'in the moment' as well. I have totally committed to removing all distraction and pushing all pesky thoughts out of my head like "shouldn't I be getting blah-blah done?" or "we really need to get blah-blah sorted out." Nope, not having it, just going at 'me' time 100%. Not looking at the clock, not thinking about tomorrow, not stressing about a damn thing and it feels so good! Talk about restorative, I can literally feel my batteries recharging by the minute.
I have actually spent a little time wondering why the hell I haven't adopted this method years ago. There is a unique peace that derives from being still and completely in a moment that is unrivalled by all other things. I do believe that perhaps I wasn't really ready to fully let go and just be in the moment before, I have transitioned to this space and cultivated the ability to just sit with myself, that in itself is actually a pretty important skill.
Just 'being' without 'doing' is not as simple as it seems, especially if you are being mindful about it. This really isn't about being lazy or non-productive, on the contrary really, because I have been extremely productive as well. When you take the focused self time, then you are rewarded many times over because you can find joy in even the most mundane of things. It is quite hard to explain, but it is a truly zen way to be.
Obviously, sustaining a zen mindset is easy when one is on holidays. When things start to hot up again, then obviously it will be a challenge to maintain this state. But for now, while I can fully embrace it, I am going for it. Who cares if it is only a week of zen bliss? It's still a week of zen bliss and I'm taking all that I can get.
Release Date: 1959
Running Time: 121 mins
A classic comedy that has most certainly stood the test of time. I recently sat down to rewatch this film, which I had seen many years before, and I still got a really good giggle out of it. The jokes don't feel tired in any way, they're delivered perfectly and there is an air of good clean fun to this film that is absolutely contagious, it really is a classic gem.
After accidentally witnessing a mafia massacre, two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) dress up in drag and join an all women's band in an attempt to evade the gangsters that are on the hunt for them. Both men become distracted by the sexy ukulele player in the band, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), and begin to compete for her attentions.
Curtis and Lemmon are just brilliant as Josephine and Daphne, delivering screwball antics and exaggerated expressions that are truly on point. Monroe is, of course, a force of nature; sexy beyond belief and ever so charming. It is so easy to see why she became an icon and was so adored when you witness her shining as brightly as she does here.
FINAL SAY: Look at how she moves! Like Jell-O on springs!
4 Chili Peppers