I used to believe in the hustle – scheduling most moments of my days at work and in life, in general. Until I got sick in 2019 with my vertigo and upper cervical injury and found out that if I didn’t learn to rest (a lot), I wouldn’t heal completely.
I resisted the rest so hard!
I eventually got past the resisting, and learned so much along the way about the time we have versus the energy we have.
You might have time for something that only takes 15 minutes, but is it worth it if it sucks every drop of energy out of you? OR you may spend three hours doing something – but that thing doesn’t use much of your energy… it might even give you more energy.
Now when I plan my days, I take energy into consideration of everything I put on my schedule. I deliberately include space for resting, and I finally don’t feel bad about it.