My Daily Act :: I was dragging a little bit today… having a hard time focusing and concentrating. In the old days, I would have loaded up on caffeine and sugar to push through. Now that I’m trying to listen to my body instead of overriding it, I knew it wanted sleep, not a super-sugary-coffee drink. So instead, I drank some extra water and snuck in a nap. Yep, I was in between clients so I closed my office door, lowered the blinds, and caught some shut eye. I felt like a kid sneaking candy. Like I was doing something I wasn’t supposed to be doing.
Why should resting be a luxury? Or a weakness? Or laziness? Isn’t it more responsible and courageous to take care of your body by resting when you need it. I believe it is and for me, there is no longer pride in pushing through (this… coming from a former all-nighter pro, surprises even me). As it turns out, I woke up more refreshed and was much more productive for the rest of the day than I would have been.