137. Take Time For Yourself

Most people can't wait for the weekend. It's marks the signal of "freedom" for most people who endure the rat race of a 9-5 job. Saturdays, especially, are coveted. This is the day where many kick back, relax, binge-watch their favorite shows, hang out at their favorite sports bar, or travel to see their family. In a nutshell people, most people don't have a problem enjoying their off day. 

But, what if you're like me? What if you're the type of person to not even know HOW to enjoy your off day? What if you're one of those people where if you're trying to relax at home to recharge for the next week, you constantly feel like you should be doing something and you end up doing it? 

I am speaking to myself in this post. Ashley, enjoy your day. It's ONE day out of the week for crying out loud. You are basically working two job -- a full-time teaching gig and side projects for a blossoming business. I know you have deadlines. I know you like to throw yourself in your work. But remember:

It's okay to take a breather every now and again. It's okay to rest your mind, your writing hand, your body. It's called getting recharged. Re-fueled. 

Getting proper rest and taking care of yourself gives you a necessary energy to propel you forward during the week. Don't gloss over this time; use it wisely.

So, I'm going to follow my own advice here and use this day to take time for me. Half of the time I run out of things to do (for some reason, watching TV bores me now and I end up shutting it off 20 minutes in anyway), but I'm going to make an extra effort to do something to rest my brain and body. 

Moral to the story: Those who grind need rest, too. So take care of yourself and each other.