Rest is not a luxury; it’s a must for a busy and organized life.
Some of us run around with our to-do lists and we forget to rest!
Giving yourself breaks is just as important as checking off your tasks. We call this “filling your well.”
Everyone has different levels of energy so it’s important to recognize what your limits are. You may have low energy, bursts of energy, or run at 100% all the time. For people who feel like the energizer bunny, it’s important to build time into your day for relaxation. For those with bursts of energy, take note of when you typically feel up and when you naturally like to calm down so you can take advantage of your rhythms.
Differentiate between mental and physical rest.
If your body needs down time you could sit and read a book, or play a video game.
If your mind needs down time, leave your phone at home and take a long walk or turn on some music and have a dance party!
In today’s fast world, embracing our inherent needs for unwinding aren’t valued nearly enough so we have to hand ourselves the reigns. We aren’t robots and we'll be happier and more able to manage the rigors of life if we revere ourselves and our bodies' natural needs.
Taking the time to carve out the gift of leisure will make you a better "doer" in the long run. How many times have you had that spark of intuition, or a great idea while you've been relaxing?
Want help? I can guide you in managing your calendar & activities to best suit your much needed down time. Reach out!
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