Authentic Check-In: Recap and Rest
Authentic Wellness Podcast
Authentic Check-In: Recap and Rest
November 30, 2021
We made it through the first major holiday of the season. It's time to talk about what I learned and what's to come.
I don’t know about you, but I am glad to be on the other side of the Thanksgiving holiday. Although I had a wonderful time with my family; my husband and I traveled to visit my sister, her husband, and their daughter. On top of that, it was my birthday. My sister surprised me with a cake and some balloons. This was the first birthday we’ve spent together since I was in single digits. It was a fantastic experience and a beautiful surprise. 

When we got home later that evening, I wanted to relax, but not end the evening. I don’t know if it is out of habit or what, but I instantly grabbed the controllers for my Nintendo Switch and went straight for my farming game. 

Backstory: When I used to work in Miami, I took the express bus to work. While on the bus, I used to play Farm Story to relax before and after work. 

Funny enough, I downloaded the game in December of 2020 and I hadn’t played the game since. But this particular night, I played for at least five hours and was super psyched about planting digital fruits and vegetables. For the next few days, I played for hours on end. I felt the fatigue leaving my body and I felt like myself. Check out Farm Together for yourself. It is instantly addictive and the music is so calming. 

More than anything, I have realized that I need to relax a whole lot more. think I opted to take time off work at the right time. I am sure if I would have kept going, I would be headed for burnout. That is a feeling I never want to experience again. The exhaustion, lack of motivation, poor efficacy, and overwhelming doubts of whether you should even keep doing what you love.

I don’t know what rest looks like for you and you may be so deep in what you have going on that you may have forgotten about things you enjoy as well. As we approach the rest of the holiday season, figure it out. You are going to need these things to keep you on the right track as things get more intense. 

During the month of December, we are going to focus on stressing less about the holidays as well as life in general. We will talk about prepping for 2022 and how we can continue to evolve into the best version of ourselves one moment at a time. 

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