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Taking a break is necessary

I swear I am writing this post for the second time. I think I have written a similar blog post before or maybe I had a dream writing it?

You know that feeling where everything is just overwhelming and you don’t know what to do or even worse you don’t know what is going on? Yeah, that’s a sign that you need to take things easy, relax, take some time out. Sometimes taking a break is all we need to do in order for us to have a different perspective on our everyday life.

Every time you feel like you are about to crash and burn is exactly when you should take a break.

Have the craziest lazy days, just stop everything and get in tune with your higher self. A lot of self-introspection is needed here. Realign your goals and your life plan. Pause everything and RELAX.

A few weeks ago in the earlier stages of the lockdown, I felt as if I’m an underachiever , I felt as if my life was at a standstill and I was just not progressing. I remember I had this conversation with one of my friends and he was saying all the right things – I was super annoyed. The friend was on some tip that I don’t give myself enough credit for my hard work, juggling school, the blog and constantly putting out content. I remember him saying ”you don’t plant the seed today and reap the rewards tomorrow”. Things take time. When planting you don’t get to reap the rewards when it suits you. Remember the seasons, the storms, dry season, sunny days. Everything takes time and it is important to trust the journey.

After having that conversation I remembered how I take everything I have and have achieved so lightly, forgetting that my life today was everything I could ever dream of a few years ago. That conversation reminded me of the importance of gratitude.

Through gratitude, you get to be in tune with your soul. Take breaks and remind yourself of who you are.

It is in those moments where it is important to remember how far you have come. To appreciate every little milestone you have been through. Remember how you thought you flunked that one module only for you to get a young 60% and you passed. How about how you left situations and people that were draining you? That’s something worth celebrating.

We don’t give ourselves enough credit for how far we have come and mostly for what we have. We are always working our butts off forgetting to celebrate on our victories.

I am no expert but I highly recommend that on days where you forget your why. You take a break and appreciate everything you have around you, everything you achieved especially the hardships you have been through.

Just a young lady with big dreams. Love all things ART - writing, photography, painting, conversations and wine

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