It's funny, right now everything I chose for my 30 Day Challenge is going swimmingly. I adore my morning grass time. Today the angel's trumpet is full of blooms. There's nary a stray paper in sight because I spend ten minutes a day corralling the papers so they're not allowed to reproduce.
I'm still so happy to sit with my sketchbook and my super-smooth oil pastels and play on paper. Today I started a portrait of the sweet turtle who lives in the yard. Here's the progress:
But aside from that, I'm bushed. I could press on and keep working, continuing to ignore my body, leading eventually to a lot more resistance and maybe even illness, and definitely some stress breakouts, or I can go rest. I'm opting for rest. I didn't make all these great changes to my life to keep playing the burnout game.
Do you still play the burnout game? Do you kind of give yourself a break but not really, so that all the pushing and pushing eventually adds up complete body breakdown? Or are you beginning to listen - to realize that your life is made up of minutes and hours, and how you spend those minutes and hours is how you spend your life? And that spending minutes and hours pushing and being stressed and harried means living a stressed, harried life?
I'm going to go rest. And all is well.