Hey this is for all you over achievers out there. Ya I'm talkin to you! In my exploration of rhythm, and finding it, I have realized how important giving your self the time to truly relax is.
IT IS TOTALLY ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.
In anything you do- you want to be good at it right? You want to do it right the first time, and happily! I am realizing now that giving yourself the time, making it, DEMANDING it is essential if you want to live your best life, do the best job, create the masterpiece, build the empire... you get the drift. Sometimes circumstances require you to push it, to max out, to go past any limitations you think you have- in terms of the length of your work day, money, energy and everything else... Part of finding your rhythm is knowing when those times are, and when you in fact can and should just.... RELAX. Because the fact is, the more successful you are with your goals, the more in demand you will be, and if you don't know yourself enough to know when it's time to pull back and rest, you WILL burn out. or get sick. Then you are forced to rest, and that kind of rest is not as fun as basically annnything else you could've done if you would just give yourself the permission to relax in the first place.
I just discovered all this for myself... It's been my habit to just go until the wheels fall off. Not pretty. Lately I've been trying to listen to the inner voice that knows, but is so easily drowned out by the noise of life. Give yourself a break, when you need it. Then when you feel ready to go again, give it all you've got!!!!!]]>