Slow Down! After all, You Only Live Once.
Everyone I encounter has the same complaint: “I’m tired.” Then they begin to list a number of things they have going on that keeps them from getting any rest. Most of the stuff on that list can be slashed, but it’s a choice.
Even if you get 8 hours of sleep at night, if you’re stressed out and running around from one place to another, that need for peaceful rest will cry out sometimes in the form of body aches a deficient immune system, or an inexplicable sense of severe anxiety.
I implore you to block out some time to put your feet up and watch a movie or read a book with a warm drink to sip by your side. You need to give yourself a break – not once a year by going on trips, or once a month when you go out to see a movie. You must find a way to bring peace and relaxation into your life on a daily basis. In the end, all your efforts will be in vain if you don’t care for yourself. YOLO.
If you won’t listen to me, maybe you’ll listen to Serena Ryder: