Spooky season isn’t going to be all fun and games. The lead-up to Halloween can be absolutely exhausting. But when you’re feeling down, here are reminders to help you push through:
Remember, pushing yourself to the brink of exhaustion isn’t going to do you any good. You should rest when your body needs it and when your mind needs it. Don’t ignore the signals that you need to stop or at least slow down.
Remember, productivity isn’t the only thing that makes you valuable. You are still valuable on the days when you barely get anything done. You are still valuable when you need to rest and recharge. You are worth more than what you produce.
Remember, you’re not lazy for taking a rest. Sometimes, resting is the most productive thing that you can do. If you’re exhausted, then you could easily make mistakes and might have to redo all your hard work anyway. It’s better to rest up now, than to regret it later.
Remember, you don’t have to earn your rest. You don’t have to accomplish a certain amount of tasks before you’re allowed to take a break. If you need one, take one. Don’t deprive yourself because you’ll only end up hurting yourself.
Remember, your best is going to look different on different days. Don’t push yourself to the brink of exhaustion because you’re comparing today’s output to yesterday or the day before. Your productivity changes based on your mood, your surroundings, and a million other little things you aren’t taking into consideration.
Remember, success isn’t going to happen overnight. Persistence is key. Instead of piling a million things onto your plate today, spread it out. Make sure that what you’re taking on is manageable in the long-run or you’re going to burn out quickly.
Remember, your existence is not a competition. You shouldn’t be striving to do more (or even the same amount) as your peers because you are a different person. You have different needs, different schedules, and different capacities. Comparisons are impossible.
Remember, you’re not going to get anything done if you burn yourself out. It’s better to keep a steady, maintainable pace than to exhaust yourself. Your body and mind will thank you – and so will your to-to list in the end.
Remember, exhaustion is not a sign of weakness. It’s bound to happen when you’ve been pushing yourself. Don’t resist the need to rest. Be kind to yourself. Give your body and mind what they need.
Remember, life is about more than work. You should be having fun, too. You should be enjoying yourself. You should be doing things that make you happy because you deserve to have a good time.
Remember, your dreams will still be there tomorrow. You can still work toward completing your goals tomorrow. You don’t have to rush to finish everything right this second. You have time. So have patience.
Remember, you’re doing the best you can. You can’t ask for anything more from yourself. You should be proud of how much you’ve accomplished so far, even if you haven’t hit all your goals yet. You’re getting there. And you’re doing damn great.