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169 – The Importance of Intentional Rest


by Jill

I dive into the concept of rest and how it’s often mistaken for laziness. With everything going on in the world right now, it’s no wonder that so many of us are feeling exhausted and drained. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ll be discussing all sorts of ways to find rest and recharge, so that you can tackle your day-to-day responsibilities with renewed energy and focus.

First off, let’s talk about the most obvious form of rest: sleep! Whether it’s taking a nap or hitting the hay early, getting some shut-eye is crucial for our overall well-being. But intentional rest can take on many forms, and what works for one person may not work for another. Different types of rest and how they can be beneficial for different people.

For example, have you ever tried guided imagery or meditation? It can be a great way to calm your mind and recharge your batteries. We’ll be sharing some personal experiences with creating mental images of peaceful scenes, like walking on a beach or through a rainforest.

But rest isn’t just about sitting still and doing nothing. Sometimes, it’s about engaging in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment. We’ll be talking about things like going for a walk in nature, listening to music, spending time with pets, or taking a hot bath – all great ways to relax and recharge. Finding time with friends at either random fun or scheduled events is a fun way to relax.

Of course, it’s important to remember that rest should refocus and reenergize us, not demotivate us or cause procrastination. We’ll be discussing how to find that balance, and encouraging listeners to be mindful of the difference between rest and laziness. Rest should have a purpose and help us tackle our goals with renewed inspiration and motivation.

So, if you’re feeling burnt out and in need of some rest, tune in to today’s episode. We’ll be sharing all sorts of tips and tricks for finding rest that works for you. And remember, taking the time to recharge is crucial for your overall well-being and productivity.

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