Rest is not idleness

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~John Lubbock

Rest is not a luxury; it’s a necessity for us to function at our best—physically, mentally, emotionally, and creatively. Be sure you’re making time in your life for idleness that nurtures and fills your spirit!

 

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Learning to rest

Feet sticking out of car window with grass and dirt road in background

“One of the best things you can learn to do is rest, rather than give up.” ~Richard Branson

In our busy, overworked culture, rest is often seen as laziness and is therefore avoided. Yet it’s hard to be resilient and creative and able to heal when we are overwhelmed and exhausted. We wind up giving up on the things that matter most out of exhaustion when what we really need is space to rest and regain our strength. How do you allow yourself to rest?