In this episode, I discuss the concept that the work of motherhood includes rest. Real rest is so important to the work of motherhood, especially as we gear up for the upcoming holiday season. If you take time to take care of yourself, then you will have the freedom to expand your influence in a way that is healthy to you and those around you.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • You are where it starts. You are smack-dab in the middle of your circle of influence. If you don’t nourish yourself, you won’t be able to nourish those around you.
  • The more you focus on bringing the best for yourself, the more power and influence you will have for others.
  • None of us can go full speed all the time. We weren’t designed to go go go without taking time to rest.
  • Sometimes we become numb to the amount of work we are doing in our daily lives. It’s okay that we feel tired!
  • Laziness is a deception of the adversary to keep us exhausted.
  • Beware of being distracted to the point of not getting real rest.
  • It’s not laziness to go to bed early, take a nap, read a book, write in your journal, exercise, play a game, work on a project. It’s not laziness to do things that fill your heart with joy.
  • Plan in time for real rest for yourself as we approach the upcoming busy holiday season.

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