I’ve got to be honest. I haven’t been very thankful recently. I’ve been tired. I’ve been stressed. I’ve been feeling burned out. I have a bad habit of putting too much on my plate and just like Thanksgiving dinner can bring on a food coma, i’ve been feeling that exhaustion quite a bit recently.
How did it happen? I love to talk about self-love and self-care and how it is so important that we take care of ourselves so that we are better able to love and serve others better. I even wrote a book on it that will be releasing in January! Yet, here I am. Totally pooped.
Maybe you are like me. Maybe this has been a season of go-go-go & hustle-hustle-husltle and it’s all starting to catch up to you. Maybe you are like me and you are so passionate about your work that you lose yourself in it.
I want to tell you, like I'm telling myself, it’s okay to take a breather. It’s okay to pull the plug for a minute to gain composure. You are no good for anyone if you don’t take care of yourself.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been focusing on intentional rest. It has been amazingly freeing to set aside all distractions, to-do lists, and expectations, and just be. I am no expert at resting, but i’m learning and I want to share my journey.
Maybe the holidays have you stressing out. Maybe you are stressing out about a lack of time, finances, or peace of mind, but I want to encourage you to intentionally find some peace in your everyday. Maybe it looks like 10 minutes of meditation or simply sipping a cup of tea while reading a good book. Whatever rest looks like to you, I hope that you can indulge in some true rest and rejuvenation in this season.
What I've found is that when we allow ourselves to rest, we begin to see the little blessings all around us. When we focus on the present, our mind goes to a more peaceful state. This sparks gratitude & thankfulness.
We all have so much to be thankful for. We just need to slow down a bit to see it sometimes.
I’m wishing you all an amazing & restful Thanksgiving!
Thank you for allowing me to be honest and vulnerable. I am so thankful for all of you, my internet friends & readers!