Different Ways to Rest

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With summer in full swing, you might be experiencing an overwhelmingly full schedule. With different events booking up every weekend from family gatherings, weddings, to Saturday BBQs and pool parties with friends. It only makes sense that while you’re trying to make the best out of the warm summer months that you also leave very little time to simply rest.
It’s true that spending time with family and friends while making wonderful memories can be good for the soul however, in the midst of attending gatherings or acting as a host yourself it’s important to find the right balance, by making time for yourself to take a breather before the busy week kicks off again.
Resting can mean a variety of different things and it doesn’t have to be a one size fits all, so take some time to think about what makes you feel rejuvenated both mentally and physically. Here’s a list of a few different ways of resting that might be the right fit for you:
  • Practice Mindful Meditation
Meditation can be a wonderful way to help us quiet all the noise created by a rush of thoughts going through our minds. You can also include some deep breathing exercises for a deeper state of relaxation.
  • Listen To Soothing Music
Put on some soothing music and just let it wash over you as you focus on the melody. If meditation is challenging for you, this might be a great alternative to help quiet your mind. However, if soothing music isn’t your thing, you can also listen to your favorite music and as you’re belting out the familiar lyrics, you’ll feel some tension leaving your mind and body.
  • Write Down Your Thoughts
Keeping a diary of sorts can also be a great way to organize your thoughts and feelings and in so doing, getting rid of tension and anxiety, as a way of resting.
  • Connect With Nature
Taking a walk or simply sitting outside on the patio while listening to the birds and soaking up some sunlight is another great way to rest. Finding a place away from any reminders of tasks that might be demanding your attention, such as laundry or emails coming through on your laptop, helps to eliminate distractions that prevent you from fully resting.
  • Exercise
Although going to the gym to break a sweat seems counterintuitive to resting, exercise can be a great way to release some tension and helping your body and mind feel rejuvenated.

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