Right on time: Lessons being learned in my 40's.


We #run. We #work. We #grind. We #hustle. We kill it. We even #slay. But when do we rest? Is it when we hit the emotional wall and collapse in tears? Is it when our bodies give out and we get sick with colds, virus, and maybe even stress driven chronic disease? Or do we just try to hold out for death? You know the "I will rest when I am dead" mentality. Whelp, my 40+ year old body is telling me that the answer is none of the above!!! We were actually made (created) for work and rest. The work being outwardly focused towards our purpose and destiny. The rest being inwardly focused on caring for and loving ourselves. There have been times in my life when I was consumed with work; too afraid to rest mostly because of fears of failure or loss of approval or just not knowing how to stop. My mom used to say, "Girl, you don't have no stopping sense." She was right, but I only now understanding what that meant. I didn't know how the rest. The reasons why being too complicated for this post. Some 30+ years later...I am learning to rest. I am learning to listen to my own body/minds cues for rest. I am learning how to stop and when to say no and where my own boundaries are. I'm learning to do what I must and be smart about it. I may not be able to do as much as I used to, BUT what I do get done will be great! #turndownforwhat #torest

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