Have you had a wonderfully productive week? I’m sure you have! But doesn’t it sometimes feel like you can never check off everything on your to-do list? The list keeps growing with everyday situations. Often it’s go go go for all of us. Please remember that although you are needed and pulled in ten different direction, don’t forget to take care of yourself. This includes rest. I’m not the greatest at slowing down my motor to rest. Sometimes my body forces me to take a break. I need to rest more often. We all do. Here are three benefits of rest to remind us that it’s a good think to slow down sometimes.
3 Benefits of Rest- Slow Down
- Your brain is sharper. Your reaction time and attention to detail decrease when you are running on fumes.
- Allows room for inspiration. Per the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, ““Silence is where we get outbursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, our sense of love.” When we allow our bodies and minds to rest physically and/or through meditation, we are opening the door for inspiration, possibly to accomplish more than we ever dreamed of.
- Lightens your mood, which leads to increased positivity. I’m not quoting anyone on this one. When I don’t get enough mental and physical sleep, I’m a bear! 🐻 That’s a cute bear. I’m not a cute bear. I’m like a hungry bear that can’t think straight! It’s hard to be positive when you’re like that. Give me some sleep, and I’m a new person. Life is about balance. Don’t forget your precious sleep/rest when you are finding that balance that works for you. You will be more positive and productive.
How to Rest
Take a nap if you need to.
Or just take a rest from the busy world and enjoy nature. The busy world will be waiting for you when you return!
I hope you enjoy your weekend. Spend time with your loved ones, enjoy nature, and catch up on that needed rest! ❤️
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