👋 Hello- I’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 “sleeping in” has a negative label slapped 𝑅𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 on it.
I also am still struggling with having a day off during the week, even though I work all weekend. I feel like I’m slacking, should be working or should be doing 𝒮𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔!
Society tells us who to be and it’s frustrating as hell. Here is what has been imprinted on 𝑀𝑒 personally that I still struggle to fight through-
“If I don’t work Monday through Friday then I’m slacking”
“Everyone else is awake and getting things done. Sleeping in means I am just being lazy”
“Napping, especially Monday-Friday, means I’m reallllly lazy and probably coming down with something”
I come by it naturally. My sweet Memere who is 87 and sick in the nursing home 𝒮𝓉𝒾𝓁𝓁 says “oh I was just closing my eyes not sleeping” 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 ya’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 let’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 𝒴𝑜𝓊 doing that is totally ok but society somehow makes you feel bad about it? Weigh in...I’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!