I’m really feeling what Pooh is laying down here. The weather in my part of Texas is being ever so weird and causing all sorts of nastiness. See we can’t complain about it being too cold or too much snow…but what we get is this drastic up and down in temperature and it screws with your health. At the very least it makes you feel like you’re getting sick. So for days on end you spend countless moments mindlessly doing the mental dance ‘Am I sick?’ ‘I think I might be getting sick.’ ‘No, I’m not sick, I’m just cold…or have allergies…or maybe I’m just tired.’ and back to ‘I think I’m getting sick’
It’s been both 10 degrees and 79 degrees in the last week. It’s nutty.
So on that…’Am I getting sick?’ note…I thought we might talk about rest.
It’s SO important. I’ve written about it here: Zzzzz recently, but I think the message is worth repeating.
Most of us push ourselves way past any sensible point. We think that if we can just get one more thing done we will rest without guilt. Or worse yet we just simply refuse to listen to our bodies when they are screaming at us to slow the heck down. Then guess what happens? We burn out or get sick or lose our shit on someone about something that is not really a big deal at all. We become half of who we are because we are forcing ourselves to do too much the tired half…well it checks out.
So take a page from Pooh Bear…even if it’s not a nap or two…slow down and rest.
Thanks for reading~