Push Pause

Pause

            We live on one crazy roller coaster.  A roller coaster that seems to move particularly fast most of the time.  Many of our paths are changing, so many new twists and turns occurring within our own lives.  Several plans for the near future, and we just want everything to work out; and it will.  Yet sometimes we just need to take a step back.  We need to realize that we don’t have control over everything.  We need to recognize that we’ve done everything we could do and have hope and trust that everything will be just fine.  Knowing that we’ve done our best, we deserve some time to sleep, time to read, time to enjoy, time to reflect, and most importantly some time to relax.

After just coming back from spring break week, I’ve found what a true blessing it is to be able to rest and relax.  Living the busy life that I do, though, I know how hard it can be to find the time or even mindset to take a few minutes for yourself to revive and relax.  As hard-working individuals, we often feel that the task at hand is much more important than granting any time for ourselves.  However, taking a little break every once in a while, perhaps a short nap, or a few minutes outside, is very beneficial to our health.  In fact, it may be exactly what we need to boost our energy so that we can successfully accomplish whatever we are so focused on.  Something we often forget about life is that it is meant to be enjoyed.  Sure, we need to work hard to reach our top goals, but how can one do this without the necessary amount of rest and energy?  Life is all about BALANCE.  So, don’t be too hard on yourself.  Try your best and then get some rest! 🙂

I think as a whole we all want more sleep and relaxation, but we struggle to find the time to do so.  We work hard day and night and sleep whenever we happen to get the chance.  Some individuals don’t even take a break while eating lunch or dinner.  So how can we fit in this so called rest?  As I said before, you just simply have to find a balance.  What is important for you to do each day and what can hold off?  If you are anything like me, you may want to finish everything at once.  You might trick yourself into thinking “if I get everything done now, I won’t have to do anything tomorrow!”.  Unfortunately, though, that is not always the case and you could just end up with different work later.  So I suggest you only work until you have done everything that NEEDS to be done and then get some lovely beauty sleep.  Then, when you have more energy, you can finish everything else that needs to get done.  Or, perhaps you want to pull an all-nighter, and do by chance need to finish everything in one night.  Then, at least take a nap or shower.  Whatever you do, make sure you push pause every once in a while.  You can only go so far before you burn out, and let’s be real…what good does that do?

I don’t know about you, but right now my life is playing out pretty quickly…I feel like I am almost on fast forward. I wish that I could slow everything down and have control over how things will work out.   That’s not life though; life is not all under our control.  We have to be able to go with the flow and sit back sometimes.  We can try our best and work hard, but we mustn’t agonize over every little thing.  We deserve time to ourselves to relax and take a break every once in a while.  We NEED rest.  So take a load off my friends, “Every little thing is gonna be alright.”

What do you do to relax?  I love to take short naps, watch Netflix, and do Bikram Yoga.  I can’t wait to hear from you!  Thank you for reading.

Namaste.

Kristen

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