Contrary to popular belief, we don’t become our best selves by pushing through life without taking time off, by navigating endless hours of work and family responsibilities, by finishing endless projects in our homes, or by filling our schedules to the max to meet the needs of everyone else. It is not grit. Nor is it the façade that we can handle anything thrown our way. The secret to a good life is prioritizing rest — before rest is prioritized for us.
— Dr. Robyn Hacker, Rest.