So many people are running around exhausted. Complaining about no sleep. Complaining about no fun time. The real reason is that people don’t value rest.
We value productivity, getting things done. Rest = guilt. We want rest, but we really don’t think it’s important.
Think about the last time you had an unscheduled hour. Did you read, take a nap, relax to some music? Or did you clean or check off another to do? Or did you web surf and play with your phone – which seems restful but is a way to pretend to be productive while not really being. And disconnecting to those around you. Plus that screen time is not relaxing to your brain.
When you value rest, you are valuing the rejuvenating power of rest. For some reason we think we can go and go without downtime. And too often replace downtime with screen time which is not nearly as rejuvenating.
Why is rest important?
- replenish energy
- build immunity
- better memory
- stress relief
- stronger relationships
- more focus and clarity
Why is rest important to you? Are you going to schedule some in this week?