Happy New Year, Goal-Friends! As we step into this brand new year, filled with promises and possibilities, it’s crucial to reflect on the importance of rest in our lives. Today, I want to share my personal journey of unintentional yet much-needed rest that not only recharged my batteries but also set the tone for a vibrant and fulfilling year ahead.
The Grind: We all know the hustle – the endless juggling act of being a single parent, holding down a 9-to-5 job, managing a side business, and donning countless other hats. December, for many, marked the culmination of a year of hard work, perhaps even the most lucrative month, but it also left me physically sick and mentally drained. The grind had taken its toll, and I realized it was time for a change.
A Shift in Perspective: As someone who’s been working since the tender age of 14, I’ve seldom embraced the concept of slowing down. Life’s responsibilities and the myriad challenges of adulthood have kept me on a constant sprint. However, the turn of the year brought with it a desire to prioritize consistent rest and embrace the art of romanticizing my own life.
The Decision to Rest: Initially, my plans for January 1st were ambitious – launches, posts, and a relentless pursuit of success. But a sudden realization prompted me to change course. Instead of plunging into the new year with frenetic energy, I made a conscious decision to take a week off from the hustle and bustle, granting myself the luxury of unapologetic rest.
Embracing the Pause: So, what have I been up to during this unexpected break? Embracing the pause has allowed me to reconnect with the core aspects of my life. From being an amazing mom to indulging in self-care with facials and laser appointments, I’ve been watching my waist beads get lower and lower, a testament to my commitment to physical well-being.
Rediscovering Joy: Naps, new recipes, and leisurely strolls around the house while engaging in meaningful conversations have become my daily rituals. There’s an unparalleled joy in slowing down, appreciating the simple pleasures, and basking in the warmth of genuine connections. It’s amazing how a week of intentional rest can rejuvenate the spirit and invigorate the mind.
Ready for the Next Chapter: Now, with batteries recharged and a heart full of gratitude, I’m ready to tackle all aspects of life – business, love, and everything in between. The decision to prioritize rest was not a setback but a powerful springboard propelling me into a year of balance, productivity, and well-deserved success.
As we navigate the vast landscape of the new year, let’s not forget the importance of intentional rest. In the pursuit of our goals, it’s essential to pause, reflect, and indulge in the simple joys that make life truly beautiful. Here’s to a year of purpose, prosperity, and a healthy dose of well-deserved rest!
With Love and Gratitude,