A6 postcard made with recycled paper
Regardless of what toxic productivity-culture has taught us, resting is never a waste of time! On the contrary, rest is something we should prioritize and something we need and deserve without having to "earn" it. Our worth does not depend on how much we push ourselves to our limits, how exhausted we are, or how full our schedule is with tough tasks. Our worth relies on the mere fact that we exist, and we should value our own self-worth enough to pursue whatever is best for us, including a lot of guilt-free rest, both physically and mentally.