Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like it was time for the day to be over already?
Yesterday was like that for me. It was a fine day, not great, not bad. Truth be told, I was crabby on the inside and doing an ok job of looking harmless on the outside. And by the end, I was tired. Like dragging-my-feet-not-an-ounce-of-energy-dog tired.
I checked my email one last time, fed my family a yummy-enough dinner and at 7:30, announced I was calling it quits on the day and going to bed.
I'm a grown woman, not a 3-year-old, so a 7:30 bedtime is a little extreme. A few years ago, I would have pushed through, told myself that I could be productive, or at least friendly, for a few more hours, and instead of listening to my body and intuition, I would have stayed up until 11:00.
Today, I get how crucial self-care is even if a 7:30 bedtime is a bit weird. I was solidly out by 8:15 and woke up at 5:30 refreshed and ready for the big work day I had planned.
I share this with you, because I know how easy it is to ignore the subtle messages that say, "rest, go home, seek some quiet, take care of yourself."
Here's a challenge for you: By the end of this week, listen to one of those messages and take off a little early from the office, go out with friends you haven't seen in a while, call your brother, or get the mondo dose of sleep you need!
And with that, you just experienced a challenge like the ones in a big project I've been creating for you this winter - The Everyday Rebel Challenge. When you join, you'll receive a daily short video via email with a quick-to-understand, fun, and good-for-you challenge that you can implement that day without adding stress to your bursting to-do list.
The Everyday Rebel Challenge starts March 27. Join us here!
(If you tried to join earlier this week and got an error message, you can thank a major outage at Amazon. Who knew that Amazon was back in there somewhere! Try again. I've been told it's fixed.)
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Let me know the weird thing you decide to do. As always, I love hearing from you!
With rebel love,