My summer thus far has been filled with varying degrees of stress. Now don’t get me wrong, I am extremely grateful for everything that I’ve been blessed to have and experience, but the demands of life can very easily become stressful regardless. I can own up to exacerbating some of that stress by overworking myself –I’m naturally inclined to prefer staying busy. But I learned recently that being “busy” doesn’t necessarily equate to productivity. In fact, staying busy doesn’t even ensure that you’re actually accomplishing anything. I do believe that there is such a thing as being “busy doing nothing”. It’s so important to recognize when you’ve hit a wall; when you’ve reached the point where your productivity begins to decline & it’s time to relax and refresh.
Last weekend I did just that. I made a vow to myself that I was going to set aside 4 days and dedicate them to doing absolutely no work. I was very intentional about my “me time”, and I made certain to truly spoil myself for once. Included in my “me time” was a lot of reflection and introspective thought. Why am I just now learning this lesson? After all, we all know the story of creation according to the Bible. Even God rested!
Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself the time to decompress. Take some time –as much time as you need & can– to treat yourself. Read that book you’ve been meaning to read, go on that vacation you’ve been dreaming about, try that recipe you pinned on your Pintrest board. Whatever you do, be sure that you give yourself a chance to refresh.
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