Awhile back, I enrolled Peak Performance mentoring with Kendra Kinnison at the Habit Chef to up my game. I was at a place where I needed to increase my capacity to handle the responsibilities before me.
Listen in to this episode and realize the importance of rest.
Prioritizing Rest in Your Schedule
The day finally came and I was thrilled. I was finally going to get my life in order (an ongoing battle for me). I would finally be able to function at maximum capacity. I learned so much in that session and I took notes feverishly. We were working through my days and organizing what I could do to be more effective. I was loving it. THEN all of a sudden . . .
Kendra: So, when do you rest?
Me: Excuse me, did you say rest?
Kendra: You need a day of rest. What day will it be?
I remember that conversation so vividly as I recognized that it had been ages since I just took time to specifically rest.
We live in such a doing society.
The world screams if you aren’t busy you aren’t productive. But being busy 24/7 365 actually causes burn out, especially when you are trying to live a life with purpose.
So, why rest? Spiritually speaking, God made a day for us to rest. He created and ordained that day of rest specifically for us. Obviously, He knew our bodies needed to be refueled and refreshed. Physically speaking, well . . . we can all answer that one. It helps keep our emotions in check and our minds alert.
Rest to get refueled.
I’ve been taking a day of rest every since that conversation.
The day varies from week to week. I fit it in how I can. Usually for me, it’s a Friday and I have to admit, it was and still is weird to just take a day for me. It’s not necessarily that I don’t do anything that day, but what I do is relaxing. Maybe it’s extra time with hubby, or a day with my children, or taking my camera out for fun (NOT WORK), or hanging out with friends with no agenda, or deciding to paint.
Why rest? Because while you relax your mind is refueled to think about those things that are precious to you, your body can de-stress, and you become more effective at living life on purpose.
When is your day of rest?