Today is a good day to make space to rest.
No matter what you were doing/celebrating/enduring/avoiding/ this month, it is almost over and so is this year.
Obviously, things don’t magically change with the end of a specific period of time but that ending can help us to shift our thinking a little bit. It gives us something for our brain to use as a pivot point.
So even though there are a lot of things we don’t have control over, we can choose to think about many things in different ways and we can choose to be kind to ourselves about the challenges we have faced (and the ones we are facing)
Making space to rest can help with that.
When we have restful moments, we can reflect, we can get ourselves out of the automatic momentum of doing and see how we might want to approach things differently.
And, of course, rest is just good in itself.
You don’t have to earn your rest.
You don’t have to have worked hard to ‘deserve’ it.
It is not selfish to rest.
Rest is part of the cycle of living and I hope you can make some space for it today and every day.
Perhaps your current life commitments don’t allow for a lot of rest, but I hope you can find or make small spaces for it here and there.
And, please, don’t fall into the trap that my pre-ADHD-meds-self used to fall into. Don’t think that you have to finish everything first so you can take a long rest because short ones won’t be ‘worth it.’ Wearing yourself out makes things worse, short rests are helpful, and pushing through tiredness over and over is disheartening.
Here’s your gold star for your efforts to make space and to find rest today, whatever that space and rest might entail – ⭐️
Wishing you ease and self-kindness today and every day.
Here’s Adriene with a short yoga break.:
And here’s a short guided meditation. It says it is for intense anxiety but I wasn’t experiencing intense anxiety when I did it. I don’t know if it works for that but it was a lovely practice for someone seeking a little extra ease.