Updated: Aug 23, 2021


I’m beginning to think that the meaning of life is just to have fun, be kind, chill out, and stop taking things so seriously.

Action Plan:

Personal growth is so rewarding (challenging ourselves, striving to be our best, reflecting inward, etc.). And I really do believe that it’s important and healthy and good for us and .... blah, blah, blah, blah….

Who am I kidding? Sometimes you just need to chill … a very wise woman I once knew called it “laying fallow.” We can get so caught up in “self improvement” that it can become a chore … something that we feel we have to do. And then we worry, Am I doing it right?; Am I doing it enough? Ugh! Instead of inspiring us, it can drain us.

So, today, just take the day off from yourself. Relax, recharge, and give yourself a fucking break. Come back refreshed and with renewed motivation. There’s plenty of time to become your best self.

Besides, taking a break is essential for growth. When a farmer’s crop lies fallow it’s done purposefully to replenish the nutrients in the soil. So you don’t even have to feel guilty about it!

Just relax and let things be for a while. You have my permission. You deserve it! Remind yourself that you're not curing cancer here. Unless of course, you are curing cancer, in which case … well … right on! But, still… go ahead and chill.

Spiral level: All

Use when feeling: sad, depressed, frustrated