We often give ourselves permission to be tired- in fact, it's a badge of honor. I originally wanted to make this permission slip “permission to be tired”.. but realized my error. We instead need to give ourselves permission to rest, and rest deeply.
We live in a culture that does not welcome resting deeply. We are not celebrated when we take the afternoon off, when we turn off our phones, when we refuse to be available, in honor of our need to rest.