Finding Contentment in Rest

For the past few weeks I’ve been feeling very off and unmotivated, so when the first of the month came around I did not have my usual gusto to set goals. But then life happened and inspired me to take the action I need to take in order to take care of myself. This month, my goal is the rest.

No joke, last week I was on top of the world. I was exhausted, but I was “doing it all” and happy. I was making it to the gym in the mornings, rocking my day-to-day and managing our household like a boss. I was making time for myself and practicing self care but looking back I forgot one key component.

Then, as life tends to do, it came in with a not-so-gentle reminder that as much as you try to control it, you simply can’t. It handed me a whirlwind weekend with an ER visit and a strep + mono diagnosis that I had NO idea I was dealing with.

How this happened I have no idea, but it’s been a good wake up call. I’m still processing, but for now I’m not putting any pressure myself to figure out what happened or what to do next. For now I’m simply going to take things day by day, do the bare minimum that needs to get done to keep our life running, stay positive and REST.

What are your goals this month?



  1. Oh girl — I hope you get to feeling better! Life does have a funny way of knocking us down a peg or two!

  2. Oh no!!! I hope you feel better quickly and rest A LOT!

  3. Yes, every now and then life throws a curve ball as a reminder of the importance of self-care. Take care, REST, and get well.

  4. Ah mono?! I’m so sorry. I hope you are able to rest and just give yourself grace to relax.

  5. chelseajacobs says:

    I firmly believe sometimes our bodies just knock us out because we’re refusing to slow down! Hope you’re able to rest and heal!!

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