I have been dealing with some health stuff lately, and for me, that’s meant a lot of rest, a lot of “taking it easy”… and a lot of personal guilt-tripping over the fact that I’m trying to do those things, because… Well, there’s lots of reasons, really. Sometimes, when we need to rest, we ignore it. We do it because we have lots of things to do. We do it because we don’t want to let go of our commitments or we don’t want to let others down. I’ve dealt with this guilt trip for a while now, and the exhaustion that comes with trying to ignore my body when it needs to rest.
But I have started to realize I can’t do that. None of us can… Not for long, anyway. I only just started to grasp this recently. I’ve got friends now that care about me as much as I should care about myself, but not for the reasons I’m used to. Not because they want something or because they’re holding me to some weird standard. They just care and they want me to feel better. I’ve spent so long trying to run on fumes and play it off when I don’t feel well because I was so tired of hearing that people were disappointed in me or that they needed me for X or Y and I wasn’t there, or, or, or…
The thing is… sometimes, we just need to rest. Because resting will help us feel better. Sometimes, we actually need to be a little selfish, put ourselves first, and listen to our bodies. Because if we don’t? Well, if we don’t, we’re no good to ourselves or to anyone else for that matter, and eventually, unless we rest, we’re going to run out of steam.
Don’t let that happen. Let your body recuperate when you aren’t well. Let yourself heal. Get sleep when you need it. Do something just for fun every once in a while, or just for you. Your body will thank you for it later.
[Body][The Shops]Legacy Mesh Body Special Edition (1.3)
[Skin][Eudora Beauty for Happy Weekend]Amber (Medium)
[Hair][Tram]J0616 (Hud C)
[Brows][A R T E @ UniK Event]Rebel Eyebrow
[Lips][Top1 Salon @ Equal10]Satin Lips
[Tattoo][Endless Pain Tattoos @ Vintage Fair]Bailey
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[Tune][Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song]