Resting Is Doing Something, You are Resting!
It’s Christine here writing you from the hills of Pennsylvania from a beautiful spa that I got invited to speak at for the weekend – which of course is super restful and replenishing, and I love it! I love being in a place where it’s the norm to REST. No guilt. No thinking “I should be working” vs having my shoulders rubbed.
Makes it so much easier to calm my inner doing addict!
And give myself PERMISSION to rest.
As a recovering achievement junkie, I had to re-learn how to rest. Maybe this is true for you too? I am pretty sure I was born knowing how to rest and I did it well. But my mother and the women around me prided themselves on always being busy. They never sat still. And my father only did it when zoning out to the TV, which I talked about last week – false pressure release that creates more stress later. So I learned to never sit still or only rest in ways that weren’t actually replenishing.
Over the past few years in my achievement junkie recovery, I have asked the question over and over…
Why when we all say that we want more time to rest and replenish, we don’t actually give it to ourselves, except for spa days, sick days, and if it also comes with a guilt sandwich?
I’ve thought A LOT about this.
And I have an answer.
You may not like it.
But I MUST share it.
While you may say you really want rest, you don’t value resting as much as you value doing.
Hmmm… think about that.
Better yet, Watch this Weeks Love Letter where I share with you
3 super power tools for giving yourself the rest you want without the guilt sandwich or the delayed stress hangover!
In honor of Spring Equinox, a time that is all about getting in tune with the natural rhythms of earth that create balance (uh even nature rests!) I’ve been practicing — you will love these!
Then share below which one you are saying YES! to this week – that you will PRACTICE – remember self love is a practice – increasing your branches of self-compassion and self-care!
A woman who masters self compassion and self care is a happier and
more successful woman for sure!
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