Making rest a priority is important. Scheduling restful moments and making sure you take time to rest and relax can help make resting easier. If it’s on the calendar, it’s more likely to happen. Putting rest on your to-do list reminds you of the importance of self-care and refreshing yourself.
Too tired? Rest. Brain fog? Rest. Overwhelmed? Rest. Haven’t had a day off in two weeks? Rest. Many draining activities simply resting can mitigate. Resting covers a multitude of draining experiences. Sometimes rest and relaxation are all you need. What happens when rest isn’t enough? You may need outside help. Here are three signs you may need extra support when rest isn’t enough.
We are being barraged by toxins inside and out! Resting from the effects of toxins is necessary to manage our physical and mental health. Some toxins seem obvious while others might slip by undetected. Taking a break from toxins to detox is never a bad thing.
Your idea of rest might be unplugging from the world and binging Netflix while eating copious amounts of popcorn. While there is nothing wrong with that, there are a lot of ways to rest that are out of the box and can restore more than your body.
Most people rest at the end of the day when they’ve checked everything else off their lists. What’s the age-old motto? Work before play! Getting your work done is the responsible thing to do and rest is more of a reward than a naturally occurring activity. Creating a schedule that prioritizes rest can actually enhance your productivity and incentivize your work.
Many of the symptoms affecting your mental health can be tied to your rest. Lack of rest and poor-quality rest can trigger mental health issues. Without rest, your ability to manage mental stressors diminishes and can create symptoms of fatigue and worse.
A weary spirit is no joke. It’s not something that can be restored with a Snickers bar and a Gatorade. A weary spirit can be felt in the bones and might result in utter and total withdraw from everything and everyone you love. Weariness in the spirit generally follows a crisis of epic proportion or the wearing down of the soul over a long period of time. One thing is for sure… a weary spirit deserves to be restored.
There are more choices for foods than ever before and what you eat influences nearly every aspect of your bodily function. Food can provide energy, or it can zap it. Food can restore or it can destroy. Food is a powerful thing.