Sunday, January 23, 2011

love yourself :: rest



Anyone else out there struggle with the concept of being still? Are you okay with not doing anything at times? Being–dare I say it–idle?
We live in a world that spins faster than we can keep up with. There is a lot of pressure and expectation for personal success, fulfillment, and advancement. It’s easy to feel guilty about taking time out for yourself to just be. There is always something that demands your attention and your time.
We tend to think that we don’t have time to relax, or we will fall behind. The thing is, rest is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. And there’s a big difference between idleness and restfulness.
We are a tired people. Most of us don’t get the amount of sleep we should. And most of us don’t make time to just hang out with ourselves. And when you don’t make time for you, you have less to give to the things that are important to you. Less energy. Less spirit. Less joy.
So today–this week–this month–make time for you. Take care of yourself first in order to take care of others. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for it.

2 comments:

  1. I love your treatment on this photo!!! it has a a vintage feel to it and I love how you added those texturess as well!!! and oh, the accompanying text is very well written!!! I couldn't agree more with you especially in the last part.

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  2. Thanks, Noreen! The texture I used is actually a freebie download from Pretty Presets (www.prettypresets.com). You should check it out!

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