Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. – Ashleigh Brilliant

As you may or may not have noticed, over the last month I have been on, what I now call, a “writing sabbatical.”

Though I started out the year with the goal to write and post one inspirational blog entry each day of this year, after writing 200+ consecutive posts, I started to experience writing and creative “fatigue.”

So, despite the fact that I would not reach the original goal I set out to obtain, I decided to take a break.

And I do not regret it one bit.

My decision to rest from writing benefited me tremendously.

My rest repaired me of my pains – specifically the pain of writing everyday!
My rest reminded me of my priorities – particularly the priority of my family.
My rest relieved me of my pressures – especially the pressure to please others.

My rest required me to stop.

And by allowing myself to stop,

My rest relaxed me.
My rest refocused me.
My rest rejuvenated me.

My rest protected me from burnout.
My rest prepared me to finish the year strong.
My rest provided me with the inspiration I need to write 122 blog posts in the next 122 days!

The truth is…

My rest blessed me.

And when the time is right, I encourage you to take your rest.

Because it will bless you too.