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๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello- Iโ€™m Jonelle and I slept in today.


This probably sounds a little silly. Maybe even a little pointless but friends... I have been programmed to feel like โ€œsleeping inโ€ has a negative label slapped ๐‘…๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ on it.


I also am still struggling with having a day off during the week, even though I work all weekend. I feel like Iโ€™m slacking, should be working or should be doing ๐’ฎ๐‘œ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”!


Society tells us who to be and itโ€™s frustrating as hell. Here is what has been imprinted on ๐‘€๐‘’ personally that I still struggle to fight through-


โ€œIf I donโ€™t work Monday through Friday then Iโ€™m slackingโ€


โ€œEveryone else is awake and getting things done. Sleeping in means I am just being lazyโ€


โ€œNapping, especially Monday-Friday, means Iโ€™m reallllly lazy and probably coming down with somethingโ€


I come by it naturally. My sweet Memere who is 87 and sick in the nursing home ๐’ฎ๐“‰๐’พ๐“๐“ says โ€œoh I was just closing my eyes not sleepingโ€ when I walk in and she has drifted off, resting and healing her body.


What I forget, often, is that I work all different days of the week, all different hours of the day and yaโ€™ll we need rest. We are all exhausted! When did taking care of ourselves start feeling like someone is raising an eyebrow at us and whispering to their friends?


So letโ€™s stop the lies that we are telling ourselves. Whatever it is that you do that comes with that negative label is ok. That label is lying to you.


What are ๐’ด๐‘œ๐“Š doing that is totally ok but society somehow makes you feel bad about it? Weigh in...Iโ€™m curious and I think we can help each other break the stigma.


Answer me when you wake up because I sincerely hope you are still sleeping, guilt free!