by Skip Cohen
Remember, Sunday Morning Reflections are never about business and marketing. It's my time to have some fun with whatever's on my mind.
A few minutes ago, Sheila looked at me and said, "I need a slug day!" That's all I needed to hear - *poof* the day was thoroughly planned. Because a "slug day" has no agenda except to behave like a slug. No major projects and a day to relax and just appreciate life.
Just for the fun of it, I Googled "slug day."
The day after Christmas, where you make a "slime trail" from the couch to the fridge while watching the movies you received as presents...We celebrated slug day by watching TV and finishing off the leftover Christmas cookies.
It's hardly the day after Christmas, but the definition is pretty much right on the money. It's going to be a day just to chill, enjoy each other and the pups. The cool thing about a declared slug day is that there are no expectations except to slow things down and relax. And as bizarre as it sounds, it takes discipline not to let anything get in the way.
So we've declared "Belle" (above picture) our slug day mascot. She fell asleep as a good friend of ours was scratching her right behind the ears. If you've got a dog, then you know the spot - it's where you can actually see them smiling.
The challenge with slug days isn't so much taking them but knowing when you need them. I'm still a work in progress, but it takes time to recognize when you simply need to slow down, chill and recharge.
Wishing everybody a great day ahead, and if you're joining us in a slug day, make it one that works for you. This is about minimal stress, relaxing, and letting the world entertain you for a change. Those eleven-second therapeutic hugs jump in there, along with a great breakfast and good music playing all day long. Add in a batch of Margaritas and a movie we haven't seen, and the day's covered.
Happy Slug Day!
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