Embracing Rest Today

It has been an intense few days and I am physically and mentally exhausted. Emotionally and spiritually doing pretty well as everything I was doing was filling up those areas, although I will admit to some irritability and lack of patience thanks to the tiredness. I wrote about the steps I have been taking to increase my capacity to rest here. Today needs to be a rest day for me if I have any hope of having the capacity I need for the rest of the week.

These are my plans for getting rest today:
  • focusing on the bare essentials of housework and allowing myself to leave most of it for another day.
  • listening to the new albums from Bethel that I purchased- feeding my soul and spirit
  • spending time colouring in the Scripture Meditations book from Lorien Atwood, an activity that I can share with my daughter (although she has to colour her own books and is definitely not allowed to touch mine! Maybe I will try to earn some good mum points by printing her out a copy of the one I am working on)
  • not leaving our house for any errands or to see anyone- this introvert needs some space to recharge!
  • spending time writing
  • maybe do some gardening, planting the seeds that I got at the MOPS State Conference
  • reading a novel
I would LOVE to soak in a bath with a bath bomb that I have been hoarding but that would require a lot of effort to pack up and get us to my parents’ house and then keep my daughter occupied!!

How do you plan to include rest in your day today?

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