You know how weekends are supposed to be for rest days?
I don't think I stopped moving this past weekend. From one thing to the next, it was nonstop. And that is just exhausting.
The problem with this is when we have too many days like this in a row...day after day, week after week, month after month. It results in illness, burn out, unhappiness, stress.
And yes, I've learned this lesson the hard way. Time and again, actually.
So while I may not slow down on weekends, I do make sure to rest during the week. I've given myself permission to slow down. To take the rest. And yes, to even take naps!
I used to believe that I constantly had to be moving or working to be successful. That if I stopped moving, everything would fall apart.
But in reality, the only thing that fell apart was me.
I would end up sick as a dog, unable to do anything at all, let alone work. I would barely be able to function! Talk about counter-productive!
I tell it to my clients all the time...if you aren't taking care of yourself, you won't be able to take care of others or anything else going on in your life. You can't pour from an empty cup. And yes, it's that simple.
But we like to make it hard. We like to push ourselves to exhaustion. We feel like we have to have every second of every day planned out and full of something.
But what if we changed that? What if we planned in a rest period? Yoga...a nap...meditation...coffee with a friend. Something that will fill your cup back up, so you can once again, be back to 100%.
How would that make you feel? Would you feel guilty? How hard would it be to give yourself permission to rest? Because I know, for whatever reason, that it is so hard for women, in particular, to allow ourselves to rest. We feel like we should be doing something else.
But...I want you to try it this week. Schedule in some rest...just for you. Even if it's 10 minutes a day...or even every other day. See what works for you and how it makes you feel.
Because you shouldn't feel guilty about taking time for you. You, my friend, deserve it!
Have a beautiful week! And comment below with what you plan on doing in your rest time this week! I like to turn my phone on silent and sit with my legs up the wall for 10 minutes. There's something about it that just relaxes me like no other! I can't wait to hear y'alls ideas!!
With love and wellness,