The title of this week's lesson in Brene Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" e-course is "Cultivating Rest and Play: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-worth." Phew! How's that for a title? I decided to edit it to Resting and Playing. If I say I'm going to cultivate something, I feel a bit pretentious. But I get Dr. Brown's point: you have to practice, repeatedly, letting go of the idea that you must be producing something 24/7 or you are not worthy of existence.
And I know that 5-Hour Energy was created so we don't have to rest, but how long can you cheat yourself of what you really need to stay alive?