Do you remember the last time you rested? Like truly, rested.
Your mind isn’t thinking about anything else, not about your meeting tomorrow, what you want to do next weekend, anything.
It’s safe to say that most of us forget to rest. We say yes to most if not all engagements we’re invited to. Not to mention all of our errands we have to complete.
What is rest? Some of my favorite synonyms are: pause, refreshment, breathe.
Let me gently remind you that rest is important and for everyone, for introverts and extroverts.
For an introvert (like me), rest means sleeping in, then curling up with a good book with my music playing in the background, or watching a movie. For an extrovert (80% of people I know), this may mean going out to coffee with one of your good friends, going for a drive, or even watching movies with a group of friends.
More things could include going for a walk or taking your bible and a journal to a coffee shop/Barnes & Noble.
Taking time to rest is an investment back into yourself, to be all in for everyone around you.
Even Jesus rested. He took the 7th day of creation to rest: “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” (Genesis 2:2).
If Jesus needed to take time to himself, shouldn’t we?
This is your reminder to take a breather. Whatever that means is unique to you, because we are all made differently.
Rest: pause, refreshment, breathe.
Take it easy,