Sometimes connecting with joy means taking a break and getting more rest. ‘Cause if we’re exhausted – physically or emotionally – it can sort of block the channel to joy.
(I’m not talking about feeling physically exhausted in that ‘good’ sort of way, like when you’ve had a wonderful day doing something that lights you on fire or has been full of fun or good times with loved ones… I’m talking about the not-so-good kind of being physically exhausted.)
Self-care can help with connecting to joy.
And sometimes self-care is getting more rest.