Last week I overdid it. I’m certain I’m not the only one who has tried to do it all and be all to everyone. It’s exhausting, impossible, and definitely is not sustainable! Moms and nurses are the worst offenders, because both are always trying to take care of others and meet their needs first. I’m a mom and a nurse, so I’m probably the worst at taking care of myself!
I worked 24 hours this weekend, so I’m trying really hard to consider today my Sunday, my day of rest. It’s challenging to do when everyone else is going back to work. I find myself so inspired and motivated to join in that weekly “back to work” grind that comes around every Monday morning. There may be a bit of pressure I feel, too, in that I don’t want to fall behind or slack off (completely irrational self-inflicted pressure that doesn’t make any sense when I say it out loud or type it out!). We are all our own worst critic!
This is the start of a new week and I’m determined to start afresh. I’ve dedicated today to be my day of rest and set limits for myself on how much I can work and how much coffee I can drink. (Don’t ignore the signs that you’re tired and your body needs rest and just down more coffee…actually stop, respect your body and listen to what it’s telling you, and REST!). I’m actually taking time to read my Bible and nurture my spiritual life, limiting my social media/work/email correspondence time and limiting my coffee intake. I’ve had my one allotted cup of coffee and now I’m hydrating with lots of water. Round two will be my focus tea from teami. (Feel free to use code EL10 for 10% off your order! xx)
So here’s to new beginnings, respecting our bodies AND our minds, and setting healthy boundaries.
How are you being intentional with your health this week?
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