Taking Breaks is Important!

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:

  1. 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…
  2. 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.


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