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We are conditioned to believe our worth lies within the work we do for ourselves and others. Rest and relaxation are earned once we've pushed our bodies to the limit. Our obsessive relationship with productivity and constant movement causes us to exert more energy outwards than we do inwards. Quieting our intuition’s call for rest.
Well, this week, I am encouraging us to shift our relationship with the act of doing and give ourselves permission to just BE. Creating space for us to exist freely, without focusing on our output. It is time for us to do less and attract more.
I’m not exactly sure if it is the pressure of navigating a health crisis, pivoting my career, or the compounded impact of both but, lately, I have been in a creative rut. Your girl has been on the struggle bus; feeling drained, uninspired, and unmotivated. Feeling like there's so much to do in so little time. Admittingly, most of the pressure I put on myself is self-sustained and rooted in my desire to be productive.
As I learn to detach my value from my productivity, feeling stagnant still manages to overwhelm me. So, after a few days of trying to work through my creative block, I closed my laptop, tried not to dwell on my unfinished to-do list, and gave myself permission to just BE.
Instead of working on my business in the mornings before work or pulling late-night creative sessions, I chose to be present through reading, sleeping, stretching and meditating in my “free” time. As a result, after a few days, I gradually began to feel like myself again. I grew more patience and brain space to explore new and creative ideas. My mind, body, and spirit thanked me in the same way they would have if I had gone on a mini-vacation.
Sometimes when we feel off-balance, it is our body's way of forcing us to slow down. Our minds are fixed on productivity. Most times, the pace at which we navigate the world is not sustainable. More importantly, in order to accomplish our next goal, we must rest to recharge. This week, give yourself permission to just BE. As quiet as it is kept, taking the time to reconnect with yourself and disconnect with the world is the greatest flex.
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