Pressing Pause

I don’t know about you, but for me this week was an emotional rollercoaster.

Lately, most of them have been. It was pretty draining, but I’m pretty grateful today is Friday and as I write this, I’m closing in on what will hopefully be a relaxing weekend. If you know me, you know that I’m the type of person to beat myself up over not doing everything, even when I’m still insanely busy. Like not writing on this blog for two months (oops). And then as my work starts to pile up, I get overwhelmed, and need to relax for a bit, but then feel guilty about relaxing. It’s a terrible cycle.

I wish I could tell you to just keep powering through, that all the sleepless nights and hard work will be worth it if you believe hard enough. To a certain extent, that’s true. But please don’t forget to take care of yourself – physically, emotionally, spiritually. Your health is more important than any measure of productivity.

You might feel lazy if you didn’t go to the gym today. If you didn’t write the number of words you had in mind. If you didn’t finish as much homework as you wanted to, you didn’t get to do everything with everyone, you didn’t apply for that job…

There will be time for all of that.

Breathe.

And maybe, as my research team suggested to me when I threw myself into the project too much, go take a nap.

Happy weekend!