“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock
Here we are again…
Last week my newsletter was all about celebration. I’d like to thank you for your kind birthday wishes to me. I truly had the nicest birthday!!
And so, today…. In line with celebration I feel it is important to bring up the topic of rest.
Is your energy depleted?
Are you having a hard time focusing?
Are your moods fluctuating? More negative than positive?
I know you will agree, we neglect to rest for so many reasons, i.e. Worry, fear, grief, sadness, job concerns, financial issues, just to name a few.
Maybe it’s just that we’ve done things a certain way before and now it’s completely different. Maybe, we just don’t know how to keep up with everything and yet all we want to do is love and surround ourselves with every one (yes everyone, who is in our family and special friends in our circle)
Regardless of where we are emotionally, we feel it all….
We show up, we do the best that we can and truth be told…
It is during times like these that rest seems to be so far off in the distance
It is during times like these that we say to ourselves, “I’ll catch up” “It’s not about me right now, I’ll manage”
Yet nothing good comes from neglecting our rest.
Truth be told.… a lack of rest due to celebration of any kind or for someone else who is hurting feels manageable in the moment.
If too many times go by and you are getting less hours of sleep, well, that can begin to take a toll.
We need to rest to be our best selves
Rest on a daily, consistent basis
Rest that allows our bodies and minds to rejuvenate and recharge
Rest that is necessary for our overall well being
I’ve learned along the way and I want to share these important points with you…
Burning the candle at both ends for long periods of time has its consequence….
It seems doable
It seems that it is not interfering with anything
It seems that for the most part, it is manageable
Truth be told… It is not any of those things…
If you choose to burn the candle at both ends and then really think that you are okay and can manage it all, well…
I hate to burst your bubble… You are not okay in that moment.
BUT what is also true is… you can be okay.
You always have a choice ….
And you can step up, acknowledge what may be going on in your life and then you can decide what to do next.
And, one of the most profound choices to be made is….
Make the choice to take care of you, first
You will be so much more prepared to deal with everything else when you…