Let's talk about Rest.
NOTHING grows all year round at the same pace.
Take a look outside right now - maybe you see trees, plants, or flowers.
Just like everything in nature, we all need Recovering and Rebuilding periods.
If you don’t allocate time to rest your muscles, get quality sleep, and detach yourself from your work or craft … You will eventually be FORCED to rest because you’ll get sick and/or experience burnout (physical + mental).
The hustle 24/7 is a HOAX.
Don’t resist your down times.
Take your breaks to feel replenished.
Pausing forces you to slow the heck down and reassess what you’re doing.
“Is this a time where I need to regroup and shake up what I’m doing?" ... OR "Do I continue on with my current process and keep moving along?”
Resets allow you to level up.
Pausing allows for progress.
Take the dang rest day.
Implement deload weeks into your strength training.
Minimize the impulse to open up Outlook & Microsoft Teams during out-of-the-office time.
And PLEASE start showing yourself some grace for all your hard work.