restThe last two weeks have been a doozy in my life.

Among other things, in that time period, I’ve completed my first online product launch, moved from a two to a three bedroom apartment with my family, and celebrated my daughter’s second birthday with a big party.

And that’s not counting all the daily activities that I still managed to accomplish on top of the big stuff.

Which brings me to the topic of today’s post: sometimes, you just need to rest.

Don’t get me wrong, I know how hard it can be to find the time to rest when we need it most. And I’m just as guilty as most when it comes to pushing myself even when I’m tired.

That said, it’s very important to pay attention to warning signs that you really, really need to take time off.

Over the weekend, I found myself stretching for inspiration, and not finding it anywhere– a tell-tale sign of pressure that I always know means that I have not had enough downtime.

This is true for just about anyone:

When things that ordinarily come easy suddenly start to get hard, it’s usually time to rest, rejuvenate, and then return when you’re ready. Tweet this!

And so, in the past few days, I’ve given myself permission to engage in some much needed self-care.

Here’s what that looks like in my world.

I’ve spent long periods of time down on my yoga mat in child’s pose and savasana.
I’ve sat in a hot bath filled with my favorite essential oils by candlelight at the end of the day.
I’ve had a decadent breakfast meeting with an old friend at my favorite spot in Soho, over which I dallied and drank extra cafe-au-lait.
And I’ve been in bed before 10:00 p.m. every night for the past three days.

In today’s 24/7 world, it’s often hard to give ourselves permission to just take it easy when we know we need to do so.

Today, I’m giving you all the permission you need to REST UP!

What do you need to do this week to take care of yourself? Let me know in the comments below. And then, go do it!

Wishing you a week of deep rest.

XOXO Elizabeth

 

PS. Know someone who needs a break? Forward this post to them as a loving reminder that it’s ok to rest!

 

 

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