The Necessary Balance of Work and Rest
You don’t have to go far to find an entrepreneur or creative talking about the hustle. Hustling hard seems to be the anthem of our millennial generation– we know what we want, we have big dreams and hearts full of passion, and we want to get there (wherever there is), and fast.
We aren’t great at being patient. We’re more prone to run ourselves ragged running from work to social events to church gatherings to the gym and all over town than we are to truly rest. We aren’t skilled at slowing down. We’re a generation of instant information, constant connection, and a frenzied fast pace… but I don’t think it’s always healthy for us.
I’ve written before about how I hate the hustle, and it does still rub me the wrong way a lot of the time, but I also realize it is valuable. I also know that for me, especially, as an introverted writer, creative, and believer, rest is essential too. What I’m learning now is that it’s all about balance. It’s all about creating rhythms that free us up to live our best lives as our best selves.
The frenzy? It isn’t sustainable. It will wear you down and burn you out and steal your soul. Rest restores your soul. But too much rest? Well, that’s laziness, and that isn’t helpful or healthy either.
So, what do we do? Too much work is bad, our tired, exhausted souls know that full well. But too much rest isn’t great either…
And thanks to Brittney and the team at Kingdom Spark for letting me share my heart on their site!