Nothing can be just what we need.

There are days when we’re busy, perhaps even rushed off our feet. Sometimes it can seem that’s all too frequently true. Then there are days when we just can’t seem to motivate. We may do little and struggle with feeling okay about it.

The issue is that we’re judging ourselves. When we take a down day and feel guilty about it, we can feel even more tired because we’re fighting our natural urge to rest. When we give ourselves permission to honor the need for downtime, we can take the leisure and rest and enjoy it. Then, refreshed, we will be ready to take on new challenges.

Today’s message reminds me that rest is essential and healthy. By respecting my need for renewal, I can then give my best to life.

Please reflect and share. Do you feel guilty about taking downtime?