Chris and Amanda here from TapShack. We often catch ourselves trying to maintain this constant state of balance in life, between self-care and work- but some days we need these reminders more than others. Whether you are working a 9-5 or are self employed, we are all in this money game together. Sometimes the race seems never ending and overwhelming, so it is important to know when to take a break. The intention of this blog is to not only provide a reminder to our readers but also to ourselves.
It is OK to say no. We are yes people. More work? Yes! Want to hang out? Sure! Can you help me with this? OK. So where do you draw the line and just say no?
Recognition is the first step. Think about it... You're at the gym. You're lifting.. There comes a point where if you add another weight you are going to buckle in and potentially get an injury. THAT is where we need to recognize that the extra weight is too much. Take a break. Work with the weights that you have and in time, you will have the capacity to add that extra weight. BUT if you don't recognize, you run the risk of becoming far too overwhelmed and may get an injury that prevents you from being efficient at lifting ANY weights at all.
Life is the same exact way. So trust us, it is okay to say no every now and then and remember to recognize that feeling of "oh shit this is the heaviest I can go". Respect that feeling and honor it by giving yourself the break that you need.
Second step is everything in moderation. Make time for your self-care, whatever that looks like to you- and trust that by taking that "selfish" time to yourself, you will be able to put back even more energy into your passion. If you use up all of your energy and never get the chance to re-charge, eventually that energy will run out. Maintaining that balance is so key. You will find a deeper appreciation for your self-care rituals when you have the chance to do them in moderation- that feeling of being rejuvenated and recharged sends endorphins throughout your body that clear your mind and make you more efficient in the long run.
We hope that this has been a helpful little reminder to whomever is reading!