It's okay to withdraw sometimes

I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer’s heart.
— Sandra Cisneros

I want you to know something important, especially if you are introverted, or HSP, or overwhelmed, or ill.

I want you to know this: it's okay to withdraw when you need to.

It's okay to turn on your out of office message and spend a day reading books in bed.

It's okay to go for a long walk and leave your phone at home.

It's okay to pause your regularly scheduled programming.

It's okay to take a day, a week, a month off social media.

It's okay to not reach out to anyone new this week.

It's okay to not hustle.

It's okay to take the easy win.

It's okay to reschedule those calls.

It's okay to go dark occasionally.

It's okay to do whatever you need to do to refill your cup, recharge your batteries, replenish your energy.

I promise that your business will still be there when you return refreshed and full of beans.

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