October 4, 2023

One of my mentors, George Kao, often talks about resting before you need to. He says it's part of creating a sustainable business.

I'm starting to suspect that he might be right.

George builds in rest time during regular working days, as well as restful weeks (still working, but with a lighter schedule/only the basics), and he takes actual vacations.

While I do take actual vacations sometimes, it is becoming very clear that I have not been resting before I need to in other ways ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I've been thinking about how to change that.

One idea I have is to put rest days (half days?) in my calendar. If they're pre-scheduled, I'll be more likely to take them.

I'm also going to schedule in a few stretching/rest break reminders during the day.

I thought I'd share in case you, too, are not so great at preemptive resting.

Here's to creating work days that aren't totally exhausting.

Take care,


About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating.

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