We live in a world that has become hectic, unsafe and an insecurity that demands our attention, conviction, energy, and our ability to take a stance with a sense of agile to sway and swerve at a moment’s notice to maintain our personal integrity. If it’s not the world that has us in its’ clutches then it’s our own drive to push ourselves beyond our limits, leaving us wrung out, exhausted. and REST becomes the new dreaded “4 letter word.”
Even God took a day off
Why is it so hard for us to embrace peace, rest, comfort, self-care and ease? When will we take the time to define our limits, speak up and stand for what is nourishing, rejuvenating and worthwhile to invest in, a day off and maybe even two?
LET YOURSELF REST
If you’re exhausted, rest.
If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t.
If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known.
If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent.
If you’re fed up with the news, turn it off.
If you want to postpone something until tomorrow, do it.
If you want to do nothing, let yourself do nothing today.
Feel the fullness of the emptiness, the vastness of the silence, the sheer life in your unproductive moments. Realize, that sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is, rest. Time does not always need to be filled. You are enough, simply in your being.
Jennifer Circosta, AFSI Blogger, www.jennifersmusing.com, Health & Wellness Coach