Practice and permission

I’ve been pushing myself really hard. Staying up until midnight every night, working through hangings-out with friends, constantly perusing my to-do list. Push push push. Go go go.

Launching my Big New Things this week really put me over the top.

I’m exhausted.

So today, instead of posting a dance video, I’m giving myself permission…

Permission to rest.

Permission to relax.

Permission to stop striving.

Permission to just be.

Permission to read something non-business related.

Permission to CHILL OUT for a few days.

Because, here’s the thing:

The world won’t stop turning if I go to bed early instead of working. Life as I know it won’t end if I spent a few days resting. And if I really want to create a joyful, soulful business, then I need to be 100% me when I’m creating it, and not some strung-out, zombie-brained, droopy-eyed mess of exhaustion.

...kind of like this.

 

In spite of all of my reading and journalling and chatting and posting about self-care, I’m still driven to push push push. Suffering under the burden of Never Enough. But practice is what counts, I hear, and this weekend I resolve to practice:

Practice resting.

Practice relaxing.

Practice doing things on a whim.

Practice being light.

Practice being easy.

Practice flowing.

Practice self-care.

Want to practice with me? What will you be doing this weekend to care for yourself? What will you give yourself permission to do?

(I’ll be back on Monday to see how it went!)

4 thoughts on “Practice and permission”

  1. It’s really important to get some rest, otherwise at some point you’ll jsut shut down… I’m working hard, planning on finishing a project tomorrow and then I’ll take myself to the beach on sunday, I’ve promised myself this. :o)
    Have a great weekend!

    yaga
    from Shiny Bubbles

    1. Hey yaga! 🙂
      I think that’s the key: balancing the work with dedicated periods of rest. My problem is that I so often think “Ooh! Free time! I shall Get ALL the Things Done!” and forget that it’s OK to just…not do that sometimes. I hope you had a fabulous day at the beach! 🙂

  2. This is sooo right on the money! I love it.
    I too do the same thing. I burn myself out literally to do the things I love that inspire me and I inspire myself all of the way to being an exhausted mess!
    This weekend is all about self care for me after a horrible week which has left me feeling (temporarily) broken and bruised.
    I appreciate your words and hope that your rest brings you back to being your best self.

    1. YES. That was just exactly it. I do that constantly. CONSTANTLY.
      Rest always always helps…why is that so hard for me to remember?!

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