When in Doubt, Take A Rest!
Day Nineteen of the Self-love 31-day 5-minute challenge: Rest
The challenge came late in the day today. Therefore, I felt ‘Rest’ was an excellent suggestion to take the night in.
What do you think of when it comes to rest? For me rest is not necessarily rest of the body; it is about inner rest of the soul.
About allowing the restorative balance in our lives.
We make time for workouts, lunches, playtime, etc….But what about tuning into that deep inward relaxation of ‘letting it go.’ To walk away and allow ourselves to be restored, to feel the breath, to feel the mind, to feel the energy bathing the cells in our bodies, healing us and granting us another moment.
Per the ten commandments, the rule of thumb is to take twenty-four hours off in a week to rest. But not all of us follow that law, and there are many circumstances that people feel doesn’t allow for that kind rest commitment. Therefore, this challenge is simple; FIVE minutes just to rest, sit and sip yourself inward.
The purpose of rest is NOT about the rejuvenation of the body so that you can be more productive: The purpose of ‘rest’ is to enjoy your essence, your life in general, to feel an appreciation for rest and restoration of the body, mind, and spirit.
There is this magical AHHHHHHHH that happens when you just ‘Let it go, a relief and pure pleasure.’ Spread your wings to fly beyond the little nest of your old habits, ‘STOP’ what you are doing and take a rest. Dolby Dharma
The Mantra: It’s ok for me to unplug myself for a few minutes to rest.
“Sometimes you just must turn off the lights, sit in the dark, and see what happens inside of you.”
~ Adam Oakley