I love this quotation I came across online. My friend posted it.
“I’m tired of people romanticizing overexertion. Exhausted is not the new chic, coffee (though a delicious necessity) is not a food group, and running on fumes is not admirable. Why do we hold pedestals for sleepless nights, breakdowns, and inner turmoil? Are those really things to aspire to? Self-care. Balance. The ability to know when your body, mind, and spirit need to take a step back. Those are things we should admire. We have to stop blurring the line between ‘commitment’ and self-endangerment because too many people are burning out before they have a chance to truly shine.”
While I’m not sure who originally penned this, it has been on the interwebs and spread around on different sites.
Why do we overbook ourselves when we know it will only come back to bite us on the butt? What has happened to our culture that we are so addicted to hard work? I mean, I speak from experience here. Don’t get me wrong, I do it too. I get myself to the point of exhaustion. I lose things, I forget things, and I’m constantly tired. I need to learn to let go the busy life and relax. Why is a lifestyle that is so miserable and ridiculously hard so popular? I think it’s time to treat ourselves better than that. I just wish I knew where to begin.