Rest is important because exhaustion makes us weak.
On a normal day, I can control my thoughts and my emotions. I can change how I think about things and I can manage some of how I react to things. I get better at it all of the time.
But give me two rough sleeping nights and I am a mess.
That’s kind of how I feel today. I’ve already gotten a lot of things done. I got a lot of things done before I even left the house this morning. But I am kind of a mess. I left work early and came home to get some rest but I just woke up feeling groggy and head achey.
At least when I recognize these things I can readjust now. I’ve taken my breath, put on my smile, and gotten back to life.