Rest: The Sharpest Tool in Your Mental Health Toolbox
Being sick reminded me of the importance of rest.
I’m recovering from the aftereffects of COVID.
This week, I returned to work full time and started to tackle some of my other daily activities. As life returns to normal, I keep thinking about the value of taking time to rest. Too often, we keep pushing ourselves well past the point where we should stop.
There’s always someone needing us, whether it’s our partner, children, or employer.
So, we push on.
But is that the best decision?
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“We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.”
- Laurie Colwin
The world goes on
COVID forced me to stop.
When you lose your breath walking 10 steps to the bathroom, it’s impossible to keep going. For two weeks, I shut down. I only did a couple of things my job required and wrote and edited very little.
And you know what?
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