Rest is not weakness. Too often we associate success with long hours. Three o’clock in the morning is either the time we’re getting up or the time we’re going to bed in pursuit of a dream. In the short-term, this usually produces results, but at what cost?
Your body needs rest. It needs sleep to recharge and refuel. Sometimes you need to take a break from what you’re doing to see things more clearly.
I know from personal experience, when I don’t get the sleep I need, my anxiety is higher, self-doubt creeps in, and I start to question my dreams and goals. In addition, I’m more irritable with those around me and pet peeves become a major frustration. I become the type of person that those I love most don’t want to be around. I know this about myself. I can recognize when my mind starts working against me, and most of the time it’s because I haven’t gotten enough rest.
Knowing when you need to rest is a sign of wisdom
It’s a disservice to you, whatever you’re working on, and the people around you to not give your body what it needs. If you feel stuck, like things aren’t clicking, or your progress seems stalled, try taking a break and getting more sleep.
Accomplish your goals.
Make your dreams a reality.
And schedule time to rest and recharge.