On this blog, I often talk about self-care.
Because self-care is really important, especially if we dream of living our dream life – spending all our time writing and pushing with the next deadline or the next release.
And now the time has come for me to model that self-care…
I’ve been ill most of November. First, a nasty cold – worse than anything I had in a long time. Then problems with my elbow. And now… shingles.
It’s a very clear sign to get some rest. To take it easy and to reduce the load. Reduce stress.
Which means that I have decided – with a heavy heart, believe me – to start my blog break early. Those of you who are familiar with my blogging know that I take a break in December. This year, I’ll start it today.
I know I’m supposed to apologize, but I won’t.
Because this is self-care.
If I don’t take care of myself, I can’t be here for you guys.
So I wish you a wonderful NaNoWriMo (lots of posts to be read with that tag, btw.) and a wonderful time during the holidays.
I love you all.
And I’ll be back in January.
Even though I hate being sick and out of commission, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to take good care of myself and let my body heal.
Even though I feel like I’m letting my readers down, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to take the time off that I need and let my body heal.
Even though I’m feeling horrible about this, I’m totally okay the way I am, and now I choose to allow myself this break and realign with well-being and healing.
Have you taken time for a break? How did that feel?
Help to inspire others and share in a comment!
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