A trail in Pen Park (Charlottesville, VA)

So, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. With everything going on in the world, I really needed to give my brain some space to stretch. So, if you were looking for a sign to take a break yourself, this is it.

Even if it’s only for ten minutes, let your mind unwind and take a breather. Whatever work or troubles you have will still be there when you get back, but giving yourself a break can help put things in a new light. Maybe you’ll see a solution you didn’t before.

The world wants us to be going full throttle all the time, but humans didn’t evolve that way. Give yourself some space and time; have some compassion for yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in self-deprecation and thinking you’re not good enough, particularly if you suffer from depression like me.

I want you to know that it’s OK to take a little break to catch your breath. When you’re done, you’ll be able to tackle whatever your troubles are with renewed energy. There’s no denying that there’s a lot going wrong in the world right now, but we’ll get through it together.

I was fortunate enough to go on a walk on some nature trails here in town recently. What are some of the best ways for you to take a mental break? Do you like to hike or meditate? Let us know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Rest

  1. Cláudia

    Thank you for this. With the pandemic and confinement, my screen time has skyrocketed and I’ve been feeling very tired and with frequent headaches. I will sometimes take a late afternoon walk in a park near me, no headphones, no screens. These small breaks have been complete lifesavers in terms of my mental health.

  2. Craig

    This is so badly needed. Thank you for the reminder.
    It can be so easy to fall into the trap of getting stuck and forgetting about your own health with the world as it is right now.

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