Emotional level: 7

Mental level: 8

TODAY I LEARNED: There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.

 

Most of us have VERY busy schedules. Me? I’m juggling writing, a full-time job, and going to school full time. It’s a lot to deal with most days. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I try to remind myself to have fun. Without fun, we crash and burn. Our inspirations and creativity fall out the window and crash hard on the concrete. Doing something you enjoy allows you to “fix” your brain, so to speak.

Not everyone does something they enjoy for a living. But at the same time, not everyone does something they hate. Someone once told me that there must be a balance in your life. Whether or not you love your job with all your heart, or hate it with a burning fire, you need breaks. We all need time away from the thing we call our job.

Nature usually helps. If you live close to a national park, taking a hike or just a walk outside can really open your senses back up. Connecting with the Earth is an amazing and refreshing way to bring yourself back to a better state of mind. Playing video games, watching movies, going out to eat, and hanging out with friends are just a few things most people do to escape their busy lives and reset their working minds. And it’s all necessary. I would go insane if I didn’t have my down time. Most people would. Stress is something that the body can handle, but put too much on yourself and you will regret it. We’re all guilty of pushing too hard sometimes, but we’re only human.

Take the time to really get back to yourself. Take a break, even if it’s just for ten minutes. You probably think that you can’t afford such time, but please believe me when I say it’s needed. Just stepping away from it all is well worth it. And the best part is that you already know how it feels. If you’ve ever taken a break, you remember that even a few minutes can help you to center yourself and refresh your mind. So, don’t let that nagging negativity tell you otherwise. Downtime is just as important as everything else you have going on in your life. So make time and just…breathe.

Blessed Be )O(

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