You’ve earned a rest.
How often have you heard that? How often have you said this to yourself, like rest is some kind of reward?
It’s a natural part of our vocabulary. We’re conditioned to believe that we can’t rest until we’ve done enough work.
But here’s the thing:
We’re working all the time.
Here’s the other thing:
“Enough” is a massively sliding scale – and it never ends.
That’s not me being cynical. That’s a fact. There’s always something else to do, but I think we can lose sight of the idea that Rest isn’t a Reward – it’s a crucial part of the cycle.
You can’t work all the time. Even the sharpest of blades will dull with use and need to be sharpened. We need care and maintenance – though we’re conditioned to downplay that part of it.
Downplayed or not, the Rest is just as important – if not even more important – than the work.
So take the time you need. Put your feet up. Refill the well.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
Be sure to check out the Freebies Page for story Excerpts.
If you’ve read, and enjoyed any of my books, please consider leaving a review: