Updated: Nov 17, 2020
This unprecedented time creates one of the largest emotional conundrums where we are faced with a mandatory period of stillness, yet have to keep up with a world that continues to change. We may continue to pressure ourselves and derive our self-worth by how productively we go through our days. In essence, stillness and lack of progress have become synonymous with “laziness,” or “incapability.” Negative self-talk can greatly impact an individual, from their personal to professional lives. This week’s focus is on understanding how taking rest - rest from overthinking, from maximally filling each hour with intense work, from the news and other sources of stress- does not mean moving backwards. In actuality, rest and stillness serve as vehicles for progress and can insight greater abundance in accomplishment. Becoming aware and then releasing self-degrading thoughts in effect aids in living in the now. In this way, this realized understanding that ‘we are exactly where we are meant to be in this moment of time’ aids in rejuvenation. Just think how much we can move forward in our professional endeavors whether it be starting that YouTube channel, solidifying that deal, or even taking the first steps in growing a business, once we take the time to rest. Progress does not always mean productivity, and utilizing this truth will help us achieve goals that exist outside of what may continue to limit us.
"Rest is not idle, is not wasteful. Sometimes rest is the most productive thing you can do for body and soul" - Erica Layne
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