have you ever woken up and couldn't get your body moving? where your not quite sure if you want to leave the bedroom and get ready for the day but you know you don't get time off from being an adult so you get moving anyway. i had one of those mornings this AM. i'm not sure what it was but my body was rejecting the idea of getting out of bed and getting a move on. every time i sat up and told myself i was ready to start the day, my head felt heavy and my body just ached. i feel like sometimes we don't listen to our bodies because we're too focused on not taking sick days and always being first at the office so our boss can see that we'll work under any conditions but today, i hit pause on that mindset and soaked in the power of a mental health day.
my body told me, "bre, rest." and i listened. i sent my boss an email and curled back up in a ball and fell back asleep. and while i'm still in bed writing this, i don't feel as refreshed as i'd hoped i would but its amazing how powerful shutting everything off and just doing something your body needs you do is. my body told me to chill and i listened. i needed a mental health day and i took it. there's beauty in listening to your body tell you what it needs. i'm hopeful that tomorrow will be a better day and i'll feel differently but if i don't, i have the hours i need to take another day to rest because we've only been given this one body and we should listen to it.
now its time bring up my current queue in Netflix and get started on this netflix & chill session - 13 reasons why season 2 anyone?!