Friday DO: Take Time To Rest | A Rose in Bloom


As mentioned in my previous post, taking time to rest is essential for us as human beings. Without sufficient rest, we often end up irritable, and frequently take it out on those we love most. We lash out, snapping, being hurtful, and end up feeling even worse for our negative attitudes. Sometimes, everyone needs a little time in which to do nothing. That little bit of nothing can be an unexpected day off, a relaxing afternoon, or even an opportunity to sleep an extra hour.

This weekend, find some time to lounge. Wake up when you feel good and ready, take a hot bath, slowly enjoy a simple breakfast and coffee. If you have plans and are too tired, consider cancelling them, or minimizing the stress by not staying as long at that meetup. Maybe even change the plan - have an at home spa day or Netflix binge with a pajama pal! I find that with holiday stress just around the corner, it is more important than ever to just wedge a little bit of rest in your week for what is to come. Refreshed with a new life, you may find the holidays are even more enjoyable than ever before!

Do the best that you can, even if it's just a few hours at home of silence. Sit on the floor and feel your breath rattle through your bones. Let the weight fall off and a beam of light shine pierce through your chest. Know that you are doing this for your physical and mental health. Know that your health is important. You are important.

8 comments

  1. I literally need more of these kind of posts in my life. I feel like, growing up in the States, it's constantly drilled in our heads that if your schedule isn't busy busy busy you're wasting time and being lazy. And no one wants to be seen as lazy. So I find myself having guilt-ridden moments when Im just lying on the couch, watching my third episode of Gilmore Girls. But you're so right- everyone needs a time out button. There's gotta be a moment to breathe during the week. So no more self-inflicted guilt trips :)

    xo marlen
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  2. agree! need some time to yourself and relax :D and definitely agree with waking up and feeling good and take a hot shower!

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  3. Beautifully written! Much needed reminder. :)

    Thanks girl!
    Jessica

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  4. I'm so glad you wrote this post. A lot of times I feel like people talk about how busy they are like it's a competition, when I'm just yearning for some free time and am perfectly content with doing absolutely nothing on my day off. When I was younger (in college/my early twenties) I used to like to be busy all the time, but now I recognize how important "me" time is, and that in order to be the best version of myself, I need time to myself and time to relax.
    Hope you have a relaxing and peaceful weekend!

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  5. I'm a lazy person by nature, so I always find time to rest! Just lying on my bed and reading a book or catching up on TV! Very relaxing for me! :)
    ~Sara

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  6. Had a face mask last night. I'm all about resting on the weekend ;)

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  8. we all need some ME time. so important. refresh. renew.
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