A Better Self

Take A Break

I took a Break (1)

Whether it is the (extremely long-lived) remains of the eclipse, some residual aftershock from the latest disaster, or a bad batch of ju-ju, life has felt increasingly chaotic lately. I could make a list for you, however novel writing isn’t my forte. Either way, life became busier, I became more anxious, and I became feeling overwhelmed. After all, there are only so many tasks that one person can take on and successfully complete in a day.

So, I had to let something slide for a bit. That was the only way to try to slow down, step back, and catch up – still working on that bit 😉. For me, the easiest thing to let slide was my blog. As much as I enjoy it, enjoy the community it opens, it was the easiest thing to let go of for a bit. So I did. In fact, this is my first post in several weeks.

There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long. So don’t expect yourself to do so also.

It’s easy for me to slip into the thought process that I have to be a superhero, as unrealistic as it is. I feel as though I need to be able to conquer all things will complete accuracy, and in the most efficient manner. And while that seems like a plausible goal, that continued strive for perfection can be both physically and mentally taxing. Therefore, I must take a break before I breakdown.

Allow yourself to take a break. Allow yourself time to breathe. Allow yourself time to rest. Don’t put your well-being on the back burner. Don’t wait until later.

So in honor of #WorldMentalHealthDay:

Just take a break. You deserve it.

-Shawna

5 thoughts on “Take A Break

    1. Oh no! I am sure that is quite painful. While breastfeeding, that was always something I prayed to never experience. Many wishes for peaceful rest and speedy healing!

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