Today is Cinco De Mayo! It’s a chance for all people who have some Mexican/Latin heritage to remember the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces in 1862. That sounds like it was a long time ago, and it was, but we celebrate things from centuries before that still, so a hundred and fifty or so is nothing. But whether you’re celebrating a victory over an addiction a few years ago (and still going strong) or a battle some hundred years ago, any day is a great opportunity to make time to celebrate.
As I was thinking about celebrating Cinco De Mayo and our theme of the month I was checking out some quotes to share and found a saying that related to both topics. “It’s a ‘I want to fake my own death, move to Mexico and live off tacos and tequila’ kinda day” I know, funny, right?
But the reality is there are those days we want to just throw in the towel and give up. The good news is that sometimes that’s exactly what you should do, probably not to the extent of moving to Mexico, but certainly to the tacos and tequila. Sometimes the best thing you can do is give up for the day. Yes, there are times when pushing through is the right thing to do, but often I feel like we keep trying to install a door in a window space (obviously with little success). But we’ve gotten pretty good at being stubborn and see being stubborn and never giving up as more rewarding or better than giving up.
As you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Sometimes the best way to figure out if you should stay stubborn or if you need a break is doing a gut-check. If you’re feeling tired it might also be a very good sign that you need a break. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break and getting a taco and alcoholic beverage, or cookie and cup of tea or whatever your day is calling for. You also might be in need of some fun if you’ve been doing a lot of work lately and not taking time to recharge.
So this weekend I encourage you to let Cinco De Mayo or whatever you’re celebrating today linger a little longer and make time for fun and relaxation!