Rest. Relax. Recharge.

5 Apr

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If we want to live a wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating rest and play, and we must work to let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self worth. – Brene Brown.

Rest is when we shift from deliberate and effort filled thinking, to a more effortless, playful, peaceful, aimless wandering and daydreaming state.

Rest lowers our heart rate, stress and shoulders.

One of the most interesting things about rest is that it’s usually about carving out a wee chunk of solitary time, versus relaxing, which is able to be done in the company of others. Relaxing with someone else just needs a common agreement, that it’s unwinding time, it’s not about achieving, planning, or accomplishing anything in particular. What we believe is restful and relaxing, will be, and both are restorative.

  • Have it be ok to slow things down and give yourself permission to meander and potter around.
  • Unplug from the worries and what-ifs for a portion of every day.
  • Move from doing to being.
  • Let go of “I have to” and replace them with “I get to.”
  • Let nature lull you.
  • Look for slivers of simplicity that speak to your soul.

When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. – Oprah.

 

 

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