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Give yourself time to just be


How was your weekend? Ours was fun, but busy. In truth, I’m still exhausted. It’s tough to admit that you’re drained and tired, even to yourself, especially when everything that’s making you drained and tired is something you love and enjoy; work, shooting, editing. But when I found myself napping on Ben at 2pm in the afternoon on Sunday, I knew that I needed to make some time for a proper rest. I’m so looking forward to taking tomorrow completely off, especially after reading this Washington Post piece, which highlighted how toxic exhaustion and being ‘crazy-busy’ can be. I loved this advice:

One of the things that I found was the importance of rest and play, and the willingness to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth. A lot of people told me that when they put their work away and when they try to be still and be with family, sometimes they feel like they’re coming out of their skins.

It echoes the great tip above, one of many simple tips for success, from Adam J Kurt, about how important it is to stop the treadmill every once in a while. Which I hope to do tomorrow – while the buzz, banter and mayhem of St Patrick’s Day goes on, I’ll be a mile away, hopefully enjoying just being.

Whatever you decide to do, have a great week!

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