STRETCH & REST CARE for the wellness warrior
Do you find it challenging to slow down to turn on your rest & relax mode?
If so, you might need to Make Space.
One way is to declutter. Do a quick check in.
Is there anything that you need to let go of or finish up that is draining you?
Is there something you’ve been thinking of doing or working on?
Yes? Go do it! It’ll free up some brain space or move some energy to help you relax and slow down today.
If you’re still struggling to slow down, here’s a podcast episode from my yoga nidra mentor, Karen Brody, that might help you overcome the resistance.
In her Daring To Rest podcast episode #71, Karen has a discussion with Caroline Dooner about her 2 year rest journey and new book “Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture.”
Gotta say I love that title 😊 but also the reminders of how many distractions there are that pull us away from connecting to our bodies and paying attention to those fatigue (warning) signals that when ignored lead to exhaustion and possibly burnout.
It’s only when we slow down that we can feel and hear them.
Also loved the reminder of how we get sucked into being “busy” to either numb out or fit in as it’s respected and rewarded in our society.
I truly believe hearing other people’s rest stories can help you move forward on your own rest adventure and help with letting go of the shame & guilt that can be associated with rest in a hustle culture.
You’re not lazy if you rest. And it doesn’t mean you have to sleep a million hours.
Remember it's about baby steps & resets. It all adds up.
Listen to the episode to do a rest checkup of your own life. It might help you identify some simple things you're doing that are draining the f*ck out of you (sorry- couldn't resist).
Slow down to tune into your body. It’ll tell you what it needs to feel more energy & ease.
Even though I’ve got my daily yoga nidra rest practice, I’m personally feeling the need to declutter before we take a long weekend to relax and celebrate our upcoming 18th wedding anniversary.
I’m making space to rest & relax. I’m also preparing my body to slow down because I’m coming off such a busy, emotional time dealing with my father’s passing this summer.
My body needs a variety of rest practices and more rest than I normally need right now.
What does yours need?
Mollie Miller, PT