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Indie Author Adventures #26 – On Resting & Being Gentle

Hey all – and welcome back to this week’s Indie Author Adventures 2019! As you may have noticed… I’m a few days late with the post this week… and you know what? That’s okay – which is what we’ll chat about for just a brief few lines today… so come on in, grab a coffee and join me.

This Past Week

You may (or may not) know, that I had a death in the family (my youngest brother) – first, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and understanding. But that brings me to the point I want to make this week…

It’s okay if you miss a week. It’s okay if you need to rest. In fact, pushing yourself and ignoring the #FACT that we all need to rest sometimes is one of the most counterproductive things you can actually do. You’ll push yourself too hard, burn out, fall into depression, beat yourself up over not being able to “do more”, push harder, etc., none of which are any good for anyone involved.

So rest. Take a breath. Take the time and space you need.

All this will still be here… and you’ll be better off for giving yourself that permission to rest.

Part of giving yourself that permission to rest and just¬†be is also being gentle with yourself — not beating yourself up for taking that space and time you need. The simple truth is this:¬† if you beat yourself up over it, or that little internal critic makes you feel guilty about it… then you aren’t really resting and restoring, are you?

What I Accomplished

  • Took some time off to sit with the things I needed to cope with
  • Some minor website work
  • Facebook Live / Coaching calls

The Big Takeaway

The simple truth is this: if you beat yourself up over it, or that little internal critic makes you feel guilty about it... then you aren't really resting and restoring, are you? Click To Tweet

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