Today I was feeling tired.
When we are tired, we have to make a choice, to push through or rest. For me in the past sometimes being tired would show up as a form of resistance or a sign that I was not protecting my energy. I would “rest” and not get a lot done.
Today I had to stop and ask myself where the tiredness was coming from.
The body is always sending us messages. When we listen we can get a better sense of what is really going on for us.
My body was talking to me loud and clear. Turns out, I was wiped out from taking lots of lots of action. Action can be a good thing, especially when we are building something. But too much action, or not the right action can be counter productive.
I knew rest was what I needed. BUT, I wanted to push through. I was attached to writing an article. So, I kept working. Writing three different articles that did not come out as I liked.
If I’d listened to my initial instinct, I would have saved myself hours of frustration when the words would not flow and put the pen down.
Shifting gears, I checked in with my body. I listened. I finally put my pen aside. I sat for a few moments and pulled an Angel card as a way to relax and connect. I asked for a card that would benefit my article, myself and my peeps.
Ironic I thought. Just want I DO NOT want to do right now. However, it was the perfect reminder for me to honor my inner wisdom and not my ego. I needed to take a break. After I took one, it was so much easier to write.
Rest and relaxation feed creativity. – TWEET THIS
Rest was affirmed with this message from my Angels today. How cool is that? But there are simpler, direct ways to check in with yourself.
Reflection question: Do you rest or push through when tired? Does it depend on the situation?
Do you honor the signals your inner wisdom your body sends you?
Don’t know how? I can guide you.