That is what Elisabeth Taylor used to say. So you keep yourself busy, take on projects, say yes to social gatherings and try to balance it all with a smile on your face. But you never slow down.
Even when people around you are warning you, telling you to take care of yourself. You just put on some more lipstick and keep going.
Until you can´t anymore.
And that is usually the wake-up call we need. What a shame we must go so far down the well to only then be able to pull ourselves back up. To give up on the drinks, remove the lipstick, and stop trying to pull ourselves together… To admit it’s ok to let go, go home, go to bed…do nothing.
But when we do, it will bring back strength, it will bring back sanity and eventually, inspiration.
Keep in mind that sometimes the only thing you need on your “to-do-list” is: Take care of myself. And if you are not going to listen to others, at least listen to your body.
By: Mo Oléron