Each of us has a time of rest, renewal and recreation. Without rest we don’t function at our best.
In many faith traditions believers are commanded to rest. Today is a day of rest or Sabbath for many. I went to church this morning to be in communion with my parish peeps and to be recharged spiritually and to worship together with others seeking the same thing.
Rest means letting go of work in whatever form that means to an individual. Once you leave your workplace, leave your workplace if you can. When you relax you must do it intentionally meaning whatever recharges you and gives you a reset, do that. You know what is best for you.
One’s imagination and life benefits from taking time for themselves. There is this self-care movement that reminds us that people need to push the pause button on life. It can be hard to find the time to chill out because we are over extended, over committed and over worked.
We all need renewal of mind, body and spirit. You can’t be your best if you are burning the candle at both ends. Really, you can find yourself again when you relax. Something I am learning how to do.
This post is inspired by my priest, Fr. Quinn Parman.
Most faith traditions call for some form of rest during the week. In my tradition it comes on Sunday. No matter what everyone needs a day or more of rest. Keeping the sabbath is important in order to keep balance in ones life. We live in a hyper-busy world where people are so over scheduled in their work and personal lives.
Everyone is afraid of missing something so they want to do everything. Saying no is hard but necessary. You can only do so many things in a week, month, year. Maybe our priorities need adjusting so our spirits can be recreated for making our lives better and those of others we love.
This is easier said than done. I have a problem with resting and relaxing. Realizing I cannot conquer the world is important to know. No one can conquer the world either.
Without rest and renewal we will find our lives to be very tough.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome
There are days that are harder than others. Tuesdays seem to be like that for me. Getting a handle on things on the job can wear you out. Getting home tonight felt really good and resting this evening has been great. Rest and relaxation are important because if you are going to make it the next day you need plenty of it. Renewal is important. I have a hard time relaxing so I need to intentionally chill out when I get home.
My wife posted this on my Facebook timeline and its very true. I need to rest, not fix everything and I don’t have to make everyone happy. Taking time for me is important and I am looking forward to it.
I seem to have a problem chilling out. My brain runs constantly and I have a hard time relaxing. Maybe its a matter of overthinking stuff and trying to over analyzing things. Really I don’t know how to rest or give myself permission to rest. I feel like my “on switch” is always on. One day I hope I can find the right way to relax and give myself a break. At the end of a long day sometimes all I wanna do is go home and rest but it doesn’t seem like I do a good job of it. I also need to sleep better at night and I know that will help a lot of other things. Rest ye who are heavy laden or something like that.