Irene here, writing to you from the radiant shores of Puerto Escondido, Mexico 🇲🇽 Toes in the soft sand, the chill vibes here were just what I needed to get back into my long-neglected yoga routine due to nonstop work and travel.
After nearly a year without practicing yoga, I decided to visit a local studio. And you know what? Everything felt weird. My body creaked in protest after being out of practice for so long. My balance was shaky. Not gonna lie, it was humbling.
But I wasn't going to judge myself harshly. I reframed this as an opportunity – a fresh start, a new beginning. As digital nomads, we put immense pressure on ourselves. We celebrate grinding, hustling, constantly being "on." But the truth is we all need to recharge. We all deserve self-compassion.
So I encourage you not to beat yourself up. If you've neglected exercise, rest, healthy eating or anything else that nourishes you, today is the perfect chance to restart. And be proud of every step, not harsh on the path it took to get there. Extend the kindness to yourself that you would a good friend.
The same concept applies to work. If you're feeling burned out or having writer's block, don't panic. Recenter yourself with activities unrelated to work. Prioritize personal growth - it will boost your productivity in the long run.
I hope my lesson from Puerto Escondido helps you reflect. Let's make every day a chance to be kinder to ourselves, not just focused on the destination.
Big hugs from Mexico,
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