February 8, 2023 5:09 am Published by


It’s an easily neglected, almost forgotten part of any self-proclaimed overachiever’s health routine. 

For years, I prided myself of the high energy I came into the world with, easily going without sleep in my twenties and thirties while also maintaining my performance for days and weeks on end. It was a gift I could tap into without reservation. 

As I’ve aged, learned more, and also educated myself, I realize how shortsighted I’ve been. 

As I sit on our beautiful patio in the warmth of Mexico, I’m appreciating the rest I’ve gotten. 

Early evenings and early mornings suit me well and I can feel the difference when I’m rested or not. 

Doing great work, maintaining a great attitude, and being available for the hard things requires perspective and gas in the tank. 

Remembering to consciously take time to refuel isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. 

When navigating challenges in life, include rest in the plan. 

It’s taken me a long time to appreciate this learning. 

Today, I’m fully present to it.