Saturday, June 13, 2015

Work Requires Rest


No matter how you slice it, work is work. I know some people may argue that if you love what you do you'll never work another day in your life. But the truth is that work is work, even work that you are passionate about and thoroughly enjoy. I'm learning this more and more each day. I personally think you have to be motivated by something deeper than money to really continue at what you're doing when it gets tough and you want to give up. I'm learning this as I am pursuing my dreams, that as much fun as I am having it's still work and it requires rest.

Rest is a distant dream in our society. The tired and sleepy are honored and given praise for pulling off great work while sleep deprived. I remember pulling all-nighters in college and the truth is that when I'm exhausted I do my worst work. I can't focus. I'm sleepy. Easily aggravated and I make tons of mistakes that I spend hours trying to correct. Whereas if I had just went to sleep on time or paced out the work I wouldn't be so tired. I'm also learning that when I have time to rest I tend to be more creative. I have ideas flowing and I tend to be so excited about what's to come. When I'm tired I just want it all to be over so I can sleep. For me that's not enjoyable. Drudging through something just to get to the end of it. I want to enjoy my work.

With that said I stayed up late last night shooting YouTube videos into the wee hours of the morning for my channel. If you haven't checked it out, do so now. I'm so tired thought and I don't regret it but it truly makes me think that next time I have to plan ahead which means I will have to make certain sacrifices. I don't mind the sacrifices but it's just something I need to be more conscious about. As I get older I value naps, 8 hours of sleep and days off work so much! Can I get an Amen? I know I'm not alone. Feel free to leave me a comment below letting me know whether you struggle getting rest too or if you even think it's necessary. I'd love to hear from you. And as always thanks for reading!