It’s Okay to Relax


Relaxing? What’s that?

Rest and Be Thankful

My weekend was day job filled. I actually went to a conference where thousands of people were, which resulted in me getting sick. Instead of pushing through and still trying to work (whether on the day job or the author stuff), I decided to take a day and rest. I so rarely do it. I tend to feel guilty sometimes if I take a moment to rest or just take a breath…something I’ve been working on this year is to really listen when my body tells me to take a break.

There’s no shame in it, there’s no reason not to rest when I need it (no matter how someone else may make me feel about it). If other people make me feel guilty for taking some time, I just remind myself that they don’t really care about my health, only their own self-interests. I have to be responsible for my own health and well-being, and take time when I need it. I have to be my own advocate when it comes to things like this. I’m usually pretty shy, so I don’t always speak up about things, but that’s something else I’ve been working on. There’s nothing wrong with speaking up and advocating for yourself, and I’m thankful that I have a decent boss who understands that taking a day off isn’t the end of the world.

I also want to give a quick thanks to everyone who voted/commented in the poll in yesterday’s post! If you haven’t voted yet, you can still do so. Here’s the link.

~xoxo Marianne

This is Post 64 of 100 as part of the #100DaysofMKAuthorLife.

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