One of my most valuable lessons I’ve learned in my first month of Italy 🇮🇹 How to REST... and not to feel guilty about it. Holy shit I was EXHAUSTED when I first got to Italy. I had worked so hard this summer that I really neglected to take care of myself. After sleeping for 14 hours as soon as I arrived in Italy, I felt the need to explain why it may have seemed I went into hibernation. My host mom explained to me that she never really understood why everyone was in such a hurry and that resting was so important... and highly encouraged in Italy. After my first week of getting 8 hrs of sleep which was life changing btw, I started to feel guilty about not being busy and running around with my head cut off. Every time I started to feel this guilt, I continued to remind myself of what my host mom said “there’s no need to be in a hurry.” When in Rome right?!? (Or in my case Bologna, same thing.) I slowing started to push away the feeling of guilt and started to relish in resting and taking care of myself. This of course is a practice and I’m constantly reminding myself that “there is no need to hurry.” So I hope you find a little time to rest today and not feel guilty about it. You deserve to feel good. You can not take care of another person without taking care of yourself. So just Incase you need a littler reminder my Italian mom would tell you “there’s not need to hurry”.