Many of the posts over this series have had this idea of true rest at the core. I am discovering in my own life that prioritising rest is even more important in busy seasons. Ironically, activities that I find restful and recharging are usually the first things that get dropped at these times. With this year seeming to accelerate as we near the end, I am reminding myself to make rest an essential in my everyday life.
Rest might look like spending more time in silence and increasing the whitespace in my days. It may look like getting creative. It will definitely look like switching off devices and getting to bed at a good time. It may look like taking care of myself physically through good nutrition and exercise. It may look like connecting with friends. Rest incorporates all of these and more. None of us has the same rest needs as another. What fills my tank won’t be the same as yours. Only you can work out what recharges you and make the time to do these things.
In these last days of 2017, when end of year activities and Christmas events draw on our reserves of energy, make sure you are doing all of this from a place of rest. That is what sustains us.
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Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: rest. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called “For Your Encouragement.”