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Giving Yourself a Break
Hey there! It has been a couple of weeks since our last newsletter! I hope you have been good! Recently, I have been bouncing back from an off two weeks. I took a bit of a break on some of the side projects two weeks ago because it was my birthday so I decided to take it a bit easy. Right after that, however, I got pretty sick and was unable to work on some of my side projects including this newsletter which is why something did not go out last week.
Because of that, I started to get a little bit in my head and felt like I wasn't doing enough to achieve my goals. Because of this, I started to be a little hard on myself and had the impression that I was failing a bit at the things that I wanted to accomplish. It even got to the point that a couple of times when I had the slightest bit of a comeback, I tried to get back into the routine immediately and work again.
This ended up not working in my favor. Every time I tried doing this, my body ended up telling me no and I had to eventually just take the break. This is an important thing to realize and take note of. I was trying over and over again to just fight the feeling so that I could just continue working, but unfortunately, my body wasn't having it.
A valuable lesson that I had to end up learning last week is to listen to your body. I am inherently someone who pushes themselves to the limit. When you think you have finally found that thing that tells you that you should take a break, I am the person who keeps on going. This is something that I had to come to terms with last week. I couldn’t keep going because my body was asking for a break.
When this happens though, it is something that you need to not beat yourself up for it like I was. It is normal to reach a limit and need to take a break. Everyone has their limit and that does not mean anyone is less or more of a person because they have those limits. You should take those moments when those limits come and try to look back on the things that you have accomplished to that point.
At the end of the week when I finally subdued to the feeling, that is what I started to do. Instead of sitting there feeling like I was failing, I was able to reflect on the things that I have accomplished and even the growth I have made in myself. This kind of thing has made me even do a double take and realize that maybe I should start taking a seat back and looking at the things that I have accomplished already and try to realize how much I am doing.
How about you? Are you ever too hard on yourself when something comes up? If you are someone who does that, I am giving you the task of sitting down and reflecting on yourself and the many things that you are accomplishing.
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