So, this week I finally did something that I don't normally do.
I cut myself some slack.
I was having an off week, extremely tired, little to no motivation to do anything, you know, the works.
Normally, I would guilt myself into getting my act together and compare myself to other people I saw getting work done, resulting in pretty low self-esteem and just feeling pretty crummy overall.
But, this time, I finally realized something. There will come a time when we all need to be our own biggest advocates.
We need to love ourselves enough to press pause and give ourselves a break.
We need to appreciate that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and sometimes, we need to give ourselves some time to breathe and to regroup.
So, we miss a couple workouts. We leave a few chores unfinished. We weren't operating at 100%.
But, if you listen to your body, you'll realize your limits. We need to respect that we're only human, and sometimes, that means putting some things on hold.
We need to love ourselves enough to take some time to unburden our minds, free of judgment or rationalizations.
You just need to breathe and be kind to yourself. Love yourself enough to know that your well-being is so important. Be patient with yourself and the process. You're not alone in feeling the way you're feeling.
It's just a bump in the road. You'll get back to feeling like yourself in time. Just don't be too hard on yourself while you make your way back.