Nov 18, 2020
Lately, have you noticed a sense
of collective exhaustion, sadness, and impatience? Right now, it
may feel like there’s not a lot to celebrate. This is especially
true with the holidays coming up, since they're going to look much
different than usual this year. With everything going on, you might
feel like you want to quit, because what’s the point? If this
resonates with you, it may be time for you to take a rest. Tune in
to learn what this may look like for you.
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #113:
this time, it’s normal to feel exhausted or depleted. When you feel
like quitting something that has brought you joy or will bring you
joy in the future, take the time to find ways to rest rather than
- Quitting may look like anything from not
putting up a tree or holiday decorations this year, dropping out of
school, or leaving a relationship.
- What’s causing you to want to quit? That may be
the thing that you need to take a rest from. This may be watching
the news—or even spending too much time thinking about things that
put you in a state of fear.
can be valuable to let yourself consider quitting, or envision what
quitting would look like, because this may help point you to how
you can rest instead of quit.
Highlights from Episode #113:
- Vicki welcomes listeners to the
show and introduces today’s topic, which was inspired by a workshop
she attended last week. She then offers some valuable advice about
Zoom meetings. [00:39]
- We hear about Vicki’s sense of
witnessing collective exhaustion and impatience, and how that
relates to this episode. [05:45]
- Vicki offers some examples of
what it looks like to rest rather than quit, ranging from quitting
school to leaving a relationship. [10:55]
- We often keep relationships
going in our minds even after they’re over. Vicki gives a
recommendation about getting in alignment with what you truly want.
- The most tragic example of
choosing quitting over resting is the decision to take one’s own
life. If you’re feeling this way, please find someone to talk to
right now. At a minimum, figure out how to take a rest to see if
there’s another option for you. [22:49]
- Vicki shares some final words
of advice on why it’s so important to find ways to rest.
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