The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris
We’re coming into a weekend, and I have a mile long list of things that still need to get done.
So, I should be doing them. Right?
Well, actually… No!
I’m tired. It’s been a crazy week. Truth be told I’m about as sharp as a beach ball right now. So instead of stressing about all that work, I’m going to take the day off. Maybe I’ll get a massage. Maybe I’ll go the movies. Maybe I’ll curl up with a book.
But one thing’s for sure, I’m giving myself a mini-vacation; a mental health break if you will. Having once been the Queen of Burnout I recognise that when life is this busy, I need to take a break so I don’t end up broken.
The work will wait. And when I come back I’ll be refreshed and my approach will be entirely different. There’s a great power in relaxation, a power to heal, to restore, to calm and renew.
When you are way too busy to take the time to relax, that’s always when you need to relax the most! Even if it’s just a few minutes of breathing while you’re seated at your desk at work.
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