if you have ever worked in a personal service position, you know how hard it is to let go of the previous week. we react to the energies of others, not in a woo woo “I can see and feel your aura” sort of way but in a way that lets us know we are definitely all connected. don’t laugh or smirk or roll your eyes, think about it. haven’t you every been someplace and been uneasy for no apparent reason? met someone that you have taken an instant dislike to even before they opened their mouth? felt like you have known someone forever after meeting them for the first time? known a person to be happy, sad, angry or mean without even speaking with them? humans radiate energy same as plants, animals, rocks, all of nature. there is a reason we feel peaceful in one place and not in another, relaxed with one person and not the next. and we have a tendency to mirror the energy we are linked to. the challenge is to let go of it if it is negative or sad or angry and not react with the same. and that’s where a job that links you with so many people can be a challenge to you and those that love you. if we aren’t strong enough to “shake it off”, it will affect those we are close to. thus days off should be spent doing things and being with people that energize us, make us happy and at peace. you can’t help but absorb but you can help to not pass all the negative and sadness. your head, heart and soul, not to mention your blood pressure, are restored and you can face work again. me? I read, eat, drink loads of coffee, clean house so I can rearrange it (again! ) and generally just putter. great word that! so now I am off to sew a new something, iron a few things (a zen thing I like to do, that and washing dishes!) and this afternoon work in the yard. not everything will get done but I am good with that, the peace and yummy happy feeling is really what counts after all! ciao!