Remember to rest.
We live in a culture that glorifies busyness and productivity. But without proper rest and moments of restfulness throughout the day, our bodies, minds and spirits do not function at their optimal capabilities. Allowing oneself to rest actually creates MORE energy and mental clarity. It heightens our ability to focus and ultimately makes us more productive! But WE MUST allow ourselves to rest.
Resting is NOT:
Laying on the couch/bed and catching up on social media feeds or sitting in front of a screen. 🙅🏾♀️📱🤳🏾❌💻🚫
When the mind is over stimulated the body/mind/spirit does not fully relax. Giving the mind/eyes a break from visual stimulation is thereby very supportive for TRUE relaxation. This will also help you notice HOW you are feeling so you can tend to and heal areas of your body or psyche that are asking for attention, rather than zone out and ignore them.
Taking a nap 😴
10 minutes of slow, intentionally breathing 🧘🏽♂️
A 20 minute yoga nidra ~ intentional relaxation of every part of the body 🌚
Meditation in stillness 🧘🏽♀️
Drawing a hot epsom salt bath and focusing on your inhalations and exhalations while you soak 🛁🧖🏽♀️
Floating on your back in the ocean or laying flat on the earth and focusing on your breathing, while releasing what you don’t need down into the water/earth 🛀🏽 🍃
Going to bed early and aligning your wake/sleep cycles with the rhythms of nature 🛌
What would you add to this list?
How many of you have a difficult time resting?
How can you incorporate more restfulness into your day?
Sending you all my love and blessings! May the restfulness you choose today lead you to greater health, clarity and happiness!