It has been exactly one month since I have been free from all forms of school and, I have to say, I am loving it! Five years of constant studying and/or working really burns a girl out. I believe it is really important to work hard because you learn, you grow, you prosper, and you inspire others that way. But I also believe it is important to rest – and my major certainly didn’t know the meaning of rest (ask any other nutrition major and I guarantee they’ll echo my sentiments).
This summer, I am happy to say that I am employed, working on exciting things over here in blog world, putting together my media kit, and resting a lot more often. Resting and I didn’t always get along. I used to believe the following:
- One who rests is lazy.
Now, I’m so grateful to have resting in my life. I rest every day. Sometimes, it’s two minutes; sometimes, it’s two hours. Sometimes, it’s praying. Sometimes, it’s yoga. Sometimes, it’s reading a good book. Sometimes, it’s playing piano and singing. For me, resting is enjoying my own presence. It makes so much sense as to why I never rested when I was sick with my eating disorder. I was so busy hating myself that resting was out of the question – that meant I had to be alone with the person I hated the most: myself.
This summer, more than ever, I’ve embraced resting. Sitting in quiet by myself is a beautiful blessing. I get to know myself better and recognize that I am a good person worthy of love, and that allows me to spread love to others. This is something I already know but I truly believe we need to remind ourselves of it every day. What do you think? Meditate on your own measure of self-love and spend some quality time with you.
Because you’re awesome.
Create your own moment, moments, minutes, or hours of resting today.