Hi friends, Lexi here.
I hope you had a great start to your week, and if not, it’s only Monday – plenty of time to turn the week around!
I’m currently on vacation with my husband and family for the first time this year. Tony and I have been married for almost 2 years and haven’t went on a real vacation together (we couldn’t afford a honeymoon during COVID – and still working on it). It has been AMAZING so far, but to be honest, I’m struggling to actually relax…
Do you feel like you struggle to relax? I feel guilty, or my brain continues to think of the million other things I could/should be doing. The world has forced us to “grind” all day everyday, without teaching us how to properly relax to create the perfect combination of work/life balance in our lives. I can’t speak for everyone, but I have personally fallen victim to believing we’ve been DISCOURAGED to learn how to enjoy simplicity. No one else is struggling to relax on this vacation, so maybe it’s just me!! 😂
I feel so guilty when I can’t be on my highest emotional, physical, intellectual functioning level at all times – this is so unhealthy. All day today, I’ve been wondering what I will sit here and type while I was TRYING to enjoy the beach (work free). It hit me like the rowdy waves of the ocean (which have totally kicked my ass) – why don’t we have a blog about learning to relax in our 20s/30s. This sounds all good and dandy, but I think there can also be a fine line between relaxing and being lazy/unproductive. I never want to be on the blurred line of those options, but I fight it so much, that I’m always on the complete opposite side of never relaxing AT ALL.
I don’t want this to be another cheesy blog about tips on how to relax.
I’d love for us to hear and share real life experiences from one another on how we’ve learned to relax over the years. OR, if you’re like me and you’re still struggling to learn this balance, share that as well.
I look forward to hearing from all of you, and invite you to write a post for “On Draft” regarding any life topics or funny stories you’d like to share that you believe can be transformational for someone else.
We believe this is a unique way to pour into and connect with ourselves and others in honest ways. We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
As always, it is our hope that you can #fillyourcup 🙂