“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – John Lubbock
In the world we live in today productivity is king.
The more productive you can be the better employee, boss, student, mom, you name it and you will be better.
One thing that we often glaze over in the business of the world is the fact that resting is productive as well. We beat ourselves up thinking that we do not deserve to rest, we panic thinking/knowing that someone else is out there still working late, still doing laundry, still doing the most while we are resting.
Giving yourself permission to rest is probably one of the best skills that you can rest. It is learning that the switch needs to be flipped off sometimes and during those moments when it is off you are not a failure.
Sometimes it may be more difficult to turn off than to stay on constantly. But it something that you have to force yourself to do, slow down and recharge because you cannot pour out of an empty cup.