Hi friends - you might’ve noticed that this episode is a little different than usual. In my therapy session last week, I talked a lot about how tired I am. Not in the sense of being sleepy, but feeling weary.
It’s a feeling that a lot of us are experiencing right now. Maybe it’s that we’re coming up on the anniversary of the pandemic, or we’re ready for spring and warmer temperatures, or we’re feeling the effects of a lot of remote working hours. My therapist gave me the homework assignment to learn about rest in all its forms as a first step toward actually resting. This is genius, and proves that she really knows me after over 3 years of working together. Under stress, I am an information gatherer, so giving me the task of learning about rest will get me excited to actually try out what I’m learning.
So, in short, I spent this weekend learning about rest and actually resting, which means that I don’t have a new episode for you today. If you’re still in the mood to listen, I’d encourage you to go back to any episodes you might’ve missed - #3 on Core Values and #13 on Identities are my favorites.
Otherwise, I issue you a challenge. When you clicked play, you might’ve mentally allocated 30 minutes towards listening to an episode. Take the remaining 25 or so to do something restful: sit quietly in your car, listen to the sounds of nature while walking around the block, or do a quick meditation. Heck, maybe even take a nap! Bring attention to your state of restfulness, and honor it. I will continue my search for information on rest, and also on how to actually rest. I’ll see ya next time.
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