Cheers to health!

I love reading inspirational stories/bios of successful people 🀩. I love getting to know how they got to the place where they are. And I often read that some of those who succeeded and are millionaires todayπŸ’° had to sacrifice it all to get there πŸ˜”. That they had to put their work first, that they worked 16-18h a day/ 7 days a week. That they put family and friends aside to work work work 😌.
I am ALL about following dreams, working hard etc πŸ€—. I think you know me that well already and you know that I work a lot πŸ˜‰. I’ve always had some ‘extra projects’ (having some extra jobs, being a coordinator in a students volunteer society πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“, having a music agency and booking gigs for 5 bands 🎢, writing and publishing a book πŸ“–, now this blog…) since I turned 16. I never was this kind of person who comes back from school/work and just chills πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ.
I could never pay such price as putting my family aside or putting health over work/my projects πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ.
Maybe that’s why I’m not as successful as others 😬 but I prefer to have a long and healthy life full of laughs and love ❀ instead of just working till I hit a burnout πŸ™„.
That’s why I stepped aside a bit in January. As you may know I didn’t feel good most of the time and didn’t want to do something ‘because I HAVE TO’. I just waited for my energy to come back to me.
The choice whether you choose work over all or you choose a bit slower life is yours but make sure that it is good for you 😘


SELF-LOVE: Work on your dreams no matter what vs rest no matter what πŸ€”

You need to listen to your body and rest when needed πŸ™
I have been working too much + had too much stress in November and December and I still ‘feel it’ in my body 😫. Even though i’m not working that much now in January, I have finally lazy weekends and sleep well πŸ›Œ, I still feel tired and don’t have that energy to jump into spiral of work πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ and have been taking it slowly so far in the 1st half of January and that’s ok πŸ˜‰. I’m still moving forward, just taking small steps.
Don’t push yourself if you don’t feel like it ⚠️. Don’t say “I’ll do it no matter what!” if you don’t want to do it ⚠️. It may seem contradictory to me pushing you to follow your dreams and to work on yourself but it’s not, you just have to find that balance βš–.
If you’ll be pushing yourself and not feel like it not only your body will give up and you will feel tired all the time but you’ll drop that dream/project quickly as forcing yourself to work on it won’t make you happy πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ.
Create a healthy, individual routine for yourself 😊. Try what works for you and what doesn’t. I work 8h at my full-time ‘normal’ job, then work 4-5h on my projects/dream and always need those 3-4h of rest in the evening when I watch Netflix with my husband 🀩, workout and/or play PS4 πŸ•Ή. And as for weekends I work on my projects for couple hours on Saturdays (but not each Saturday) and always leave Sunday fully off to do nothing and let my body and mind rest πŸ€—.

What works best for you?