Today, and for most days this week, I’ve been relaxing. Not the entire day, as I’ve still been doing some purging and organizing, but for a good part of the day, which is rejuvenating for me. I am the kind of person who tends to work so very hard for weeks and months straight, non-stop, until I get burned out. However, this new me is recognizing the need to rest regularly, to take breaks from intense projects, to simply enjoy what I love doing: reading, watching good shows and movies, eating good food, drinking herbal infusions, creating, relaxing, and enjoying nature. I feel that it’s been healing and restorative in so many ways.
Deep down I’ve always had the fear that things would literally fall apart if I took more than a day off. Now I realize, not so. I’m healthier and happier for it. I wish you all a relaxing holiday weekend. Do what you love without guilt. Then pause, give thanks, and repeat.