Health

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 😌.
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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.
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BUT
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™„.
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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.
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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

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.
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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–.
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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.
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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?