There is nothing more rewarding than to actually rest... Sometimes the word alone seems so foreign to our vocabulary, however it is so vital to our happiness and well-being! We live in a world that is all about keeping busy and seeing how much we can do and accomplish and hustle for. If you are anything like me, then you struggle with knowing how to slow down, stop, and actually REST. ((And resting doesn't mean sitting on your couch and watching Netflix as you continue to work from your laptop...)) When is the last time you went to a coffee shop alone to just sit and relax, not look at your phone, but to read a book and actually take a break?! Breaks are good for the soul because our souls require rest-- time to recharge, refocus, and re-evaluate. My advice to you would be to find some alone time: whether it be in a cafe, at your apartment, or just simply going for a walk. Maybe it's time to book that vacation that you keep talking about but never actually doing... Whatever you do, try and prioritizing rest to be at the top of your list and I promise you, you will be so glad that you did!
I am writing this in hopes that I will take my own advice, haha, so feel free to hold me accountable! ;)
PS-- I am reading Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist right now and it is SO amazing!! Here is one of my favorite quotes so far...
"There are lots of conversations right now about how to do everything better/faster/smarter, how to streamline, multitask, layer, balance, flow, juggle. How to monetize, strategize, and on and on. This is good stuff. Necessary stuff. But my jam these days is wasting time, playing, becoming aware of that internal engine that always wants to go faster, faster, faster. That engine is not the best part of me. My heart is the best part of me...What would our lives be like if our days were studded by tiny, completely unproductive, silly, nonstrategic, wild and beautiful five-minute breaks, reminders that our days are for loving and learning and laughing, not for pushing and planning, reminders that it's all about the heart, not about the hustle?"
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