For those of you who are regular followers of the blog, first let me say thank you! I appreciate your likes and follows, and I hope to be making a positive difference in your life. Secondly, you may have noticed my lack of posts over the past couple of weeks.
I recently moved apartments. Well technically I’m still moving, in the sense that I am crashing with family while the new place is still being prepared to move into. I’ve still had to work during this time, and I’ve had to make several long-distance travels over the past couple weeks.
And you know what? I. Am. Tired.
If I was the same person I was a few years ago I would have done one of two things:
- Continued to work on putting blog posts out, while managing all of my other stress, pushing myself to illness and burnout for the sake of consistency and remaining productive, OR…
- Giving up and beginning to let a wave of depression take over me because I hadn’t pushed myself, for the sake of consistency and remaining productive
This line of thinking is very common in my age bracket (16-25 year olds), especially for us academic types. Trust me when I say it is not a healthy line of thinking to take. We feel this pressure to be constantly on the grind, or we feel guilty otherwise. I want to change that.
Being productive is a good thing. But your value and worth is not defined by how productive you are.
You can take a break, to practice some self-care or do what you need to do to look after yourself. You can say no and not feel guilty for it.
For many people this is a luxury that they cannot take, and I feel incredibly privileged to be able to do that. To take a break when I absolutely need it. But all of us can put at least 5-10 minutes into our week to just allow ourselves some time, to do what’s best by us.
TAKE A BREAK! YOU DESERVE IT!