Rest A little, Sleep More.
Recently, I went on a girls getaway; and by getaway, I mean a weekend trip with my mom and sister. Since my return I find myself less than motivated to jump back into my work flow. Monday morning was the struggle of a lifetime. #theultimate #thebigone I woke up 7:30ish and snuggled up into bed with my 4 year old. She rolled over with a smile and said,
"Mommy, you're home...are we staying home today?"
...after a sigh I told her we had to get on with our day. We laid in bed a little while longer until she finally said,
"Now...now, should we get up mommy?"
Up we went and on with the day. Yes, the grocery shopping was complete, appointments were scheduled, I had a rather easy day--but I felt so exhausted. I remembered what one of mentors told me, and the ultimate rule of real estate and many other businesses,
"Answer on their time, schedule on YOUR time."---wise words! Seriously...remember that. you can only do so much in a day---it's called being human.
I think some times we fight so hard to stay occupied; whether it's working, exercising, parenting, shopping, and you name it. Even when we need to take a minute to breathe, we push through and never take a second to relax.
With my work, I used to feel like I was not being productive if I was not making the most of my time, I thought I needed to make myself available at all times to be considered "valuable".I'm so thankful I've learned the value of "my time" and without it, I can't possibly be the best for my clients.
Anyway, I say all this to say--
Take a break when you need a break
Take the day off if you're not 100% (because are you really going to accomplish that much?)
Get Some Zzz's (sleep, you know? ...babies do it and it's good for grown-ups too.)
Be Happy (smile a little, it won't kill you)
Be Healthy (do this or lack of will kill you)
A lively you is a happier you.
XOXO The HippiSoul