Driving my daughter to practice, I turned left at the traffic light and headed southbound on the highway instead of taking the northbound exit up ahead. I realized my mistake as soon as I made the turn but there was nothing I could do but go to the next exit and turn around; fortunately it was only five miles south.
My daughter was very understanding, which I appreciated. I wasn’t stressed or distracted. I simply missed the turn because I was tired. I had been having sneezing attacks and a runny nose all day, but I didn’t ease up. I had a lot to get done and I planned on waiting until the weekend to rest.
The wrong turn on a familiar route was a signal for me that I’d have to rest sooner.
When we try to push through fatigue or illness, we often make mistakes or get sicker and then it becomes clear that resting a little sooner would have been beneficial.
When we rest when we need to, we make our health a priority.
Do you rest when you know you need to?
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