It’s Okay to Rest

When I was preparing to host family, I pushed myself to get things done early.  I did this to allow extra time for blips in the plan or as a bonus to enjoy the fruits of my labor prior to it going haywire (in a good, happy way).

The Friday before guests arrived, I had everything done and began to enjoy the day working on my embroidery.  Hubby, however, had some tasks he still had to get done.  As I worked on my embroidery, I felt guilty. So much so, I wanted to help him.  He refused my help because, according to him, I’ve done what I committed to and now was my time to rest.  He was right; so why was I feeling guilty? 

It came from the belief that I need to keep busy.  If I’m not busy, I am lazy.  My therapist reminded me of Glennon Doyle’s story in Get Tamed, The Journal.  Here is the quote that resonated with me…

Hard work is important.  So are play and non-productivity.  My worth is tied not to my productivity but to my existence.  I am worthy of rest.

Glennon Doyle, Get Untamed, The Journal

Sharing as I think Type A/ADHD people need to be reminded of this, especially me.

Weeks of life left:  1,168

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