Rest. Now that is a word that is definitely the opposite of how we think in today's society. Usually go, go faster, can you do it quicker is more the world we live in. We live in such a fast paced society sometimes it is so hard to slow down.
For years, if I would have a day off i would fill it with other things to do that seemed to make my free time, work. Go here, run over there was definitely me. Running around like I was on this extreme mission to get all this stuff done that i thought was necessary. I still remember the first day I "actually" took a day off. It was one of the hardest things to do. I was amazed at how guilty I felt doing nothing. I remember thinking "you are just wasting the day away or you are missing out" were just two of the many things that would go through my head.
It took quite some time to change my thinking to what I would call a "major" lifestyle change. Isn't that funny? How can doing 'nothing be a major lifestyle change? For me it was going to be some work to learn how to do nothing. YIKES! I was definitely on a path I didn't recognize. How can I function in this new found land of doing nothing was all of a sudden one of life's biggest questions for me.
After some time of doing nothing, I realized how it started becoming easier and easier. Those old racing thoughts that would run through my head started to slow down. In fact, they seemed to cease altogether.
What a breath of fresh air to have a couple of hours a day doing nothing. It now absolutely takes my breath away.
I now realize I am actually doing something while doing nothing. I am healing. I am recharging. I am getting back into balance. Who would have thought there was so much freedom in doing nothing?