Day 17: Rest

Sundays are usually a day that I get ‘everything’ done.  I rush to laundry, go to the grocery store and squeeze in my yoga/meditation practice.  However, this past Sunday was a day of nothing.  I slept in and take care of myself.  These past 2 weeks have been full of rushing to get this and that done and I felt that I needed to break up the repetitiveness.  

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I didn’t fill my mind with knowledge.  I didn’t read a magazine, book or Facebook post.  I rested my mind, body and spirit.  I did make food.  I made incredibly seasoned black beans and mashed potatoes.  Other than that, I didn’t even leave the apartment to have housekeeping come in.

Rest is important.  When you start to build routines or habits, it probably should be resisted to break the habits you are trying to build.  Following a rigid lifestyle doesn’t provide anything fruitful in your life. Having the freedom in life to let the river take you where it wants to is very important.

so, when you feel like your body and your mind have had enough, reward yourself by staying in your pajamas all day and not allowing anything to o to the mind that will stick.  Your mind and body will thank you for it.