Instead of going to her family Thanksgiving dinner this year, Dr. Robin says she changed her plans and stayed home to rest. While the decision didn't go over well with her mother, Dr. Robin says she needed to listen to her body and do what was best for her. "My spirit started talking to me, my body started talking to me, my exhaustion started talking to me, and it really was demanding that I pay attention," she says.
By being honest with herself and changing her Thanksgiving plans, Dr. Robin says she felt good about her decision. "For me, there was a new sweetness about my courage, my honesty," she says. If you ever feel that you need time to yourself to relax and recharge, Dr. Robin says you should consider listening to your body, even if you have to change your plans. "Step up to the plate, do what you need to do and allow your change of plans to change your life," she says.