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Why should you schedule your rest and play time

Happy international Women's day! 🙌🏻⁠ ⁠

This week, I want to share some wisdom from Brene Brown's book The Gift of Imperfection. ⁠ ⁠

and the reaction will have color. If you told them the idea and they don't love it, then you will feel defeated and feel like your effort was wasted.

"In today's culture - where our self-worth is tied to our net worth, and we base our worthiness on our level of productivity- spending time doing purposeless activities is rare. In fact, for many of us it sounds like an anxiety attack waiting to happen. "⁠
"According to the Centers for Disease Control, insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. We're also learning that drowsy driving can be as dangerous - and as preventable - as driving while intoxicated. Yet, somehow many of us still believe that exhaustion is a status symbol of hard work and that sleep is a luxury. The result is that we are so very tired. Dangerously tired. ⁠
The same gremlins that tell us we're too busy to play and waste time fooling around are the ones that whisper:⁠
• "One more hour of work! You can catch up on your sleep this weekend."⁠
• "Napping is for slackers."⁠
• "Push through. You can handle it."⁠
But the truth is, we can't handle it. We are a nation of exhausted and over stressed adults raising overscheduled children. We use our spare time to desperately search for joy and meaning in our lives. We think accomplishments and acquisitions will bring joy and meaning, but that pursuit could be the very thing that's keeping us so tired and afraid to slow down."⁠ - Brene Brown ⁠ ⁠

I used to tell myself I can catch up on my sleep over the weekend! I thought drowsy driving is better than driving intoxicated. I believe exhaustion is a sign of accomplishment because I did so much. I thought rest and play are for slackers. I can't afford to slow down. ⁠ ⁠

This past year, I've been learning and trying to slow down. It's not easy! I sometimes feel guilty that I'm not as helpful. I feel like people will think less of me, and they will think I'm lazy. Fighting against these inner voices has been exhausting!!! But I'm not giving up. I'll keep fighting that voice and train my little brain better! 🤓⁠ ⁠

Let's go put rest and play on our calendar shall we?! 😏⁠


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