Reminding Ourselves that We have It All

Yesterday, I was reading some posts by a motivational personality and I was inspired. Inspired to do the work needed, to be my authentic self, to give 100 percent.

Then, I started to feel depressed. It was 6pm, I’d just taken a long relaxing bath while listening to an audio book. I had a tension headache from work. I didn’t have the energy to do any more work but I really wanted to. So bad that I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I started to feel bad about myself. I was mad that I wasn’t working because my cups were empty. I couldn’t enjoy watching a show with Jason because I was thinking about how I wasn’t writing or creating something.

I was trying to be present but I was struggling to change my mindset.

I told Jason how I was feeling, not that I was hiding it. He asked me to recall everything I’d done today.

I work up early and wrote down my dreams and did my gratitude journal. I wrote a blog post. I drove to work while listening to an audio book. I worked 8 hours straight without a lunch break so I wouldn’t have to work on Christmas Eve. I drove home listening to an audio book.

As Jason reminded me, rest is essential. It’s the down time that allows our subconscious to process our day do that when we are working the answers, solutions, and ideas come to us.

So there I was, lying in bed, cuddling my teddy under the blankets, and writing this post. I felt a warm glow expanding inside of me after Jason’s pep talk.

I am blessed.

I have a creative mind that always ready to go.

I have a loving partner who supports me in all my endeavors.

I have time and space to have fun, relax, and rest.

I don’t want a life where I work 24/7 and can’t relax enough to be present and have fun.

I want it all and I have it all.

On this Christmas Eve, I am thankful for all that I have, all that I can give, and all that I am.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays and that you spend this time doing whatever the fuck you want!

Reminding Ourselves that We have It All

2 thoughts on “Reminding Ourselves that We have It All

  1. I’ve been feeling like this a little bit lately. When I’m not working I’m running errands and just handling little day to day tasks like laundry, groceries, cleaning, ironing, etc. It’s draining because I’m the type who likes to keep up with a variety of interests, from writing in my blog to learning new languages, taking little online courses, etc. I want to make space for more balance in my every day life. And hopefully get to a point where I can keep up with my various other creative pursuits.

    I noticed that you are still doing a ton of creative things with your day. Podcasts and audiobooks are great ways to consume positive content while you’re otherwise engaged with other things like cooking or driving. Excellent reminder about the importance of carving out time for relaxation this holiday season. I’m gonna try to do that as well!

    Happy New Year!

    1. Making rest a priority really has to be a priority, holidays or not. I found that through trial and error, I was able to find a nice balance over the holidays. Now that its back to the daily grind, I am realizing how much more time I do need for rest. I hope you’ve found ways to make time and space for it.

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