All work and no play makes for a dull day.
If we are working from a "work hard" program - we drive , drive , drive and don't stop to play and relax.
Thankfully this is a lesson I have been learning along the way - but - to do it without guilt... that can be another thing. Mostly - I get it right now - and can take breaks and rests without guilt and without that old voice that nags about working hard... if you don't work hard you don't get anywhere in life - etc etc..
There is a better phrase to learn - work smarter - not harder.
This refers to working with the right attitude...working with a plan...working with the right mind set.
Also - working from a place of passion... of heart... which then results in not working so much as in being and flowing... and playing.
So it all about balance really... if you work hard and are in a grumpy space - you will never produce the right kinds of results - and will take longer over it all...and - what you produce will have a lower energy - and be of a lesson quality.
If you are tired - take a break. Just stop - take a walk...stop for a while and just breathe... reconnect to the beauty in life. Day dream for a little while... for me - I connect to my cosmic energy place... the flow of life.
Here I just rest a while... I let the problems go into something bigger than me - some place where the solutions already are - and I just let go for a while. No - I don't have it perfect yet - I am a constant work in progress... but... the more I do remember to do this - the more things start to work out.
You cannot think with a super stressed mind... you go into fight and flight mode then and its just about survival... and that is not a thinking place... its a super stressed panicked place. So deal with what most urgently needs dealing with and then just stop... breathe... have a glass of water - take a walk if you can.. stop and smell the flowers...watch an ant.... look at the birds - the sky... lift your head up towards the sun...and feel it shining on your face - imagine it filling you up with energy.
Hand the problem over to something bigger than you... your soul... your guides... your God - whatever works for you... and just let go for a while...cry of you need to - stamp if you need to - get the emotions out of the way by expressing them in a safe way... let go.....
Sometimes I just lie on the earth and feel the support of being held....and I remind myself - its ok.
Let go...let God - wonderful saying - that actually works.
Then... in time...solutions start to find their way to you... things calm down... amazing things can happen then.
The creative part of your being will come up with the solutions - and it could even be that the solutions find you - because you stopped long enough for them to catch up with you.
So take time daily to just stop... smell the roses... feel the sun....let go....breathe - reconnect.