Honesty hour: I really sucked at time management this weekend. I realized I said yes to too many things - all really good things, all really wonderful shoots and opportunities to grow, but I didn’t allow room for pockets of rest and overall detoxing.
I’m an extrovert, big time. I thrive being around people, and if I’m alone too long, the thoughts creep back in. I saw that happen Thursday when I stayed in the apartment all day in the name of “resting up” for this weekend. In actuality, I think it threw me off more.
My physical health’s been all out of whack, which has caused my patience to be thinner, my thoughts more negative, and feel more discouragement than I have in several months.
All of that to say: hustling is really good. Work ethic is so important. Fighting for your dreams, keeping your head down and digging deep, I commend all of it 100%. But as I preach on basically a weekly basis, please please do not forget to look out for yourself.
Fuel your body, fuel your mind, give your emotions space to rest and reset. It’s so worth it.
I read this quote last week, and I’ll leave you with this: “If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” Because let’s be honest: we know when the burnout is coming. We know when we’ve pushed too hard, said yes to too many things. I hit a wall this weekend, but what I am thankful for is realizing my burnout was coming, and using that mental awareness to my advantage. When those negative thoughts creeped in, I told myself to not give them ground until I’d eaten, slept, and spiritually rested. Then I could return and see if they held true. 100% of the time, they did not.
So. Here’s to realizing when the burnout is coming and fighting the hard but good fight to balance hustle + rest 👊
Happy Sunday, friends. Rest well tonight.