hiking the appalachian trail has been a long-time interest of mine.
it was while doing research on the requirements of such a hike that i came across the concept of “zero days.” these are days on which your entire job is to cover no distance at all, and just let your body rest and recover.
it is november now. november is going to be… hard. very, very hard. exams, assignments, papers, labs, deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. november is going to be much too busy for zero days.
so instead i will allow myself zero hours. here and there, a moment to sit and recharge. to enjoy a couple of guilt-free rows of knitting, or snuggles with creatures, or daydreams about creative outlets.
i am allowed to relax, i am allowed to recover. it is good for me.