The Rest Between Notes
In a song, just as important as the notes that are played, are the rests between them. The pause that lets the listener process, appreciate and understand the intent of the music. This goes the same for life. The rest, the processing, the appreciation, and the understanding simply can’t happen while we’re still engaged. We flourish more in the pause than in the doing. We progress further after we’ve disengaged and allowed ourselves to simply “be”.
So if a day just seems like a day, accept it as that necessary pause, that space between activities you need to ensure your life doesn’t turn into a jumble of unrelated notes. Honor it for the balance it’s providing. Relax, enjoy, be bored, but never regret the fact that “you didn’t get anything done”. There is more time for the doing tomorrow. More keys to strike and beats to play. But for today, the rest between notes might be just what you need.