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1 Thing I'm doing this week

1 Thing I'm doing this week

Wow! I just have to say, if you’re one of those people like me who is truly a workaholic (lol), taking time off for yourself is both a blessing and a curse.

And I say that while laughing to myself because the “curse” side of it is really just my own creation.

The fact is, we all need rest, we all need to rejuvenate in order to bring forward all that we’ve been created to bring forward in our lives.

We can’t go full speed on empty for too long without having a crash.

And it was just recently that I realized I was getting pretty close to running on empty myself, and I really needed to slow down.

So, Holly and I decided that we’re going to clear my calendar and actually rest for a week.

No calls! No meetings! Just time to unwind and simply be.

My assistant, Megan, so lovingly put in my calendar a big “X” across all of the days this week, and at the top of each day she wrote “self-love day.”

And it’s so true… if you’ve been running hard and running long, you need to remember to be kind to yourself. To give yourself the physical, mental, and even spiritual break that you know you need.

Really, it’s in harmony with the law of rhythm if you think about it.

There’s an ebb and a flow to everything in the universe. There’s ups and downs. The tide comes in and the tide goes out.

…There’s a time for full speed, and there’s a time for pausing. So, the “curse” side of this is that it’s actually really hard for me to slow down.

And there’s a part of me that doesn’t like doing so.

I think it’s that part of me that was programmed at a young age, and has stayed with me for so long, because I grew up poor and had to work so hard to establish my own financial security.

It’s like there’s this fear in the back of my mind that if I stop, something’s going to crumble, something’s going to fall apart, and I’ll lose what I’ve created.

But again, I just have to remind myself that it’s actually in harmony with the laws of creation for me to slow down and to take some time to do so, as I said before - to rest and recuperate.

So, just know that here I am, doing my best to relax. It’s been five days now, and I think I’m doing pretty good.

...But here I’m still writing this blog (lol).

That’s my cue to sign off.