THERE’S VIRTUE IN REST

I survived my first week back at work – phew!

DID YOU KNOW:

Studies have shown that if people don’t take regular vacations, they are eight times more likely to suffer from depression and have a 50% higher chance of heart disease?!

I recently took a much-needed break from work, and oh – it was necessary! After almost 12 months with the company, I needed some quiet time away.

I particularly enjoyed the not-so-early mornings, but mostly spending time with loved ones. My 2 year old toddler kept me very busy, however I enjoyed every precious minute with her. 🙂

My days are usually very long, and sometimes I get home  and continue to work. This often leaves me guilt-ridden in that, my child often sees her “mama” on her laptop for hours; however I find comfort in the fact that I know I’m building a legacy for her, and her children. Needless to say, my first day back at work was tough. I missed her face, and her distinguishable deep voice.

I also spent a few days in Johannesburg, working on a few projects. I enjoy being in Johannesburg, everyone is upbeat and really just “gets on with it”.

I spent some time with my bestie. I can’t believe she’s been there for this long, it feels like just yesterday when she relocated. She’s absolutely amazing, and as per the norm – we laughed until tears streamed down my face. I made a list of spots I wanted to visit, which I sent to her prior to my arrival. But, as luck would have it – we didn’t get the opportunity to explore every spot on my list. We agreed , however, that we shall tackle that list on my next visit. 🙂 🙂

As I get back into the swing of things, I’m reminded of this quote by Alan Cohen:

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest, use both and overlook neither.

I feel rested. I feel blessed, and I am so very grateful.

I hope everybody is happy and motivated.

Have an awesome week!!

xx

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