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It's time to give yourself permission to rest

Updated: May 14


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Dear Loves, Just Breathe

A couple of days ago, I didn't feel well. I wasn't sick - but I also wasn't 100% either. I thought "I don't have time for this" and hoped if I ignored it, it would pass.


Nope.

So I took the day off yesterday and knew I had to rest. I had to make sure I did absolutely nothing - nothing from my to-do list, nothing for my businesses, nothing for my 9 to 5, nothing that's been nagging me about the house.

Nothing.


If I'm completely honest, this was not easy for me. How can I relax when there is always something to do? There is so much guilt around not doing anything. Especially when there are so many things to be responsible for. But here's the thing, if I don't take the time to take care of myself and make sure I'm healthy, I'll wind up in an even worse situation. And a part of me knows that. So I did all I could to try to nap. Did it work? Not really but I did rest in a quiet room. And I tried really hard to not do anything on my to-do list - did it work? Not really but I only did a couple of things that weren't taxing and between the items I sat my butt back down and chilled out. I also drank a ton of fluids and made sure I was eating healthy and all that I would normally do if I had a full blown flu.

So why am I telling you all of this? Because I think we all can fall into the trap of going full speed all the time and not giving ourselves a good rest.

It's time to give yourself permission to take the day off and take a nap.





Want to read more like this? I created this post about how I've been handling exhaustion.


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