Lisa Laporte

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It’s Ok To Take A Break

It’s Ok To Take A Break


I don’t know about you, but I looked forward to 2021. 2020 was so rough that anything different from it was better, including the number. We needed new hope; a fresh start. When the clock struck midnight on 2021, honestly, it was nice. It felt better; different. The new year was like clawing our way out of a black hole and there was light! The problem is, things haven't really changed. Well, some things did change, but the reality is that we are still dealing with a pandemic, extreme weather, climate change, and unfortunately things you haven’t even considered yet. But guess what? I am here to tell you that it is ok NOT to think about those things. 


I found myself looking at issues left and right. If you look closely there is a lot of doubt and sadness on both sides. It is so easy to snowball yourself down the steep glacier of problems in this world and it’s really hard to come up smelling roses when you are constantly hit with bad news. What I am not hearing enough of is to “take a break”. So here I am telling you that “It’s ok to take a break.” Because it is! Just. Don’t. Do. It. Don’t look. 


Turn off the news! Take a social media break. Do something that helps the earth in a way that you can feel good about. Take a walk. And if these ideas help, do it for a week. Seek therapy for ways to cope with anxiety and overwhelming feelings!


Don’t feel ashamed for needing time to focus on yourself that can help you along the way in this crazy world we live in. It’s good to know about things that are happening in your state, country, and around the world, but it is a heavy burden that you do not need to bear all alone. Sometimes hyper-vigilance for the world’s issues isn’t going to help make things better. So breathe, take on a little at a time, and focus on centering yourself. It’s ok to step away.


Photo by Candice Picard on Unsplash



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Praveen kumar

Praveen kumar

6 months ago #3

Really impressive writeup... i look forward more from you.. Lisa

Nick Mlatchkov

Nick Mlatchkov

6 months ago #2

#1
Jerry, there's a loan from the Biden admin aimed at your biz?

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

6 months ago #1

okay Lisa, I'm going to take the nap I've been craving!

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