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!)

You have permission

Dear radiant, glowing soul,

You have permission…

To relax. To goof off. To play.

To lounge unapologetically.

To read a book for fun.

To eat chocolate and drink wine. Possibly together.

To wear colours that clash.

To dance like no one’s watching, even if they are.

To be excited about office supplies.

To go out in the rain and jump in puddles.

To spend the day on the sofa and watch movies.

To play Lego with wild abandon.

To say no.

To ask for help.

To get it wrong.

To be late.

To lose your way.

To lose your temper.

To follow your heart.

To do what feels right, even if you don’t know where it’s leading you.

Remember this:

You have permission.

 

(You have permission to give yourself whatever you need in this moment. For real. Just remember that.)