Right now, as I write this, I'm behind on a big project deadline and I'm doing my best to ignore the emails from my team nudging me to turn in files. It's not that I don't want to do the work, it's that my back is killing me. My entire body is aching, and I'm fighting the urge to pull through.
but my body is crying out for some attention. My back injury (from earlier this year) is beginning to scream at me, and my inner voice is telling me that I need to shut my computer down. Ugh.
Here are a few mantras that help me:
Working hard means being aware of what I need to do to be successful in life - every area of life.
My health is my moneymaker.
Self care is part of my hustle.
I do not struggle between choosing to take care of myself and work harder. I listen to my body and intuition and I know exactly what must be done in each moment to reach my goals.
My work and hustle fill me up, they do not deplete me.
I restore my super powers through small acts of self care each day.
To ignore one part of my life is to ignore all parts of my life.