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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

September 22-23-24, 2023

The focus for today (and the weekend) is:

I choose to rest for the sake of my health and quality of life.

Today's inspiration was written by Claudine Mangen:

People need and are entitled to boundaries. We don’t have to avail ourselves 24/7 for work, despite societal pressures that make us feel like we do.

It’s important to also remember that people around us can be affected when we don’t set boundaries. For example, burnout among nurses is associated with lower quality patient care and lower commitment to the workplace. Loved ones can be affected too. We can take stress from work home and be angrier, less supportive to and more withdrawn from our spouses.

We must rest for the sake of our health, including our sleep, eating habits, physical well-being and quality of life.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     5 Ways To Deal With Burnout At Work
     Written by Claudine Mangen.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of choosing to rest for the sake of your health and quality of life (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
If you feel like you're out of breath because you're going non-stop, then that's the time to stop, take a deep breath, and look around you to find some restful moments. We are not meant to go-go-go non-stop. We are like the tides... in and out; like the day and night; the sun and rain. We need the rest to balance our time of activity. 

Our focus for today (and the weekend): I choose to rest for the sake of my health and quality of life

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About The Author

Claudine Mangen, RBC Professor in Responsible Organizations and Associate Professor, Concordia University