”When you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” Banksy
Fatigue. It’s such a big part of life isn’t it? It controls so much if you let it. The job you have, the experiences you go on, the activities you partake in, the kids you do or don’t have and even the relationship you stay in or leave.
We all get tired from time to time but in this modern day environment we tend to praise the act of pushing it to the side. Have another coffee, down that energy drink, suck it up, keep going.
Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes you have to rely on those things so you can get through that meeting or make it to the end of that day. More often than not, however, we don’t just push our fatigue to the side temporarily, we push it to the side endlessly. We go until we burn out or get sick and even then, sometimes we keep going.
It’s easier said than done I know but resting is pivotal to our happiness. You can’t be happy if you don’t have the energy to do so and tiredness is a way that your body can remind you of that.
Being tired is a reminder for you to rest. It’s a reminder to look after yourself, a reminder that you need to stop or eventually something will stop you. Being tired is not our body working against us, it’s our body working for us, helping us to understand what we need.
So next time you feel tired I encourage you to embrace it. Listen to your body, acknowledge how you’re feeling and give it the rest and respect it deserves.
Remember, nobody wins if you quit because you never rested. Rest now so you can win later.