Life is all about balance. Even on busy days, it’s so important to make rest a priority.
After all, rest can help you recharge your batteries, give you more energy and let your mind relax.
When you hear the word rest, you may associate it with sleeping.
But rest is so much more than that.
Here are three ways you can incorporate rest into your ongoing routine.
Take A Personal Day
If you feel like you need a day to yourself, it’s okay to take one. Spending a weekend or even a weekday to step back and focus on yourself may be exactly what you need to get yourself back on track.
Blocking off some time for you can help you connect with your inner thoughts and truly unwind.
Reflect Through Writing
Writing or doodling is a healthy practice you can utilize anytime or anywhere.
Getting your thoughts, feelings, and experiences out on paper can help you stay in tune with yourself. When it comes to writing, there are no rules. You can write about anything that comes to mind.
If you’re stuck, there are several online tools that deliver fill-in-the-blank prompts.
A few examples include…
- Today I am grateful for _______.
- My friend ______ made me smile.
- Tomorrow I am excited to______.
Limit Any “Noise”
Whether we realize it or not, our phones can be very distracting. Concentrating on your book or enjoying your meal isn’t always easy to do with a phone buzzing in the background.
Putting your phone on silent or placing it in a different room during your rest time can help you establish a truly restful environment.