The importance of rest seems like common sense. So obvious we often look past it. Are you giving yourself the rest you need to perform your best during your “on hours”? Are you allowing checklist thoughts to creep into your resting moments?
If you designate and schedule time for solid resting, you already gave yourself permission to break from outside stress. Read my suggestions on remaining in the moment and bringing yourself back to simplicities here.
Maintaining a sufficient sleep schedule and creating space to enjoy life’s pleasures are vital parts of living a happy, healthy life. Our bodies are designed to send us messages. We cough to clear our throat, sweat to cool down, sneeze to expel mucus. Rest is essential to day to day functioning as sleep is essential to human existence, so let us not try to out smart our bodies. You may not feel burn out now, but don’t you want to feel most effective during your overall day to day? You’re guaranteed more success with this balance.
This is your reminder that “treating” yourself to those moments of pure relaxation or enjoyment is something you have earned, as well as something you require. No guilt needs to be attached and you don’t have to rush through it. Be logical about your routine, carry responsibility with your tasks but remember YOU ultimately manage your time. Reward yourself with kindness. If you encourage and promote self-care, you give yourself the freedom to be the best you.
Lindsay Greenberg, providing perspective on how to live a magical life.