2 thoughts on “How To Rest And Recharge: Bringing Balance To Your Life And Work

  • June 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I am totally in agreement with this entry. I make rest a priority over most things in my life, including school and family, because if I am not rested, then I am no good to anyone, including my family and my school work. Sometimes I just do absolutely nothing; in fact, one of my favorite lines from the movie Eat, Pray, Love was from one of the Italian friends she made, who said (rough translation and spelling) “La dolce far a niente”, which meant the sweet art of doing nothing. I happen to be a fan of television, and I find that I can watch something useful without having to put forth too much effort to read it, or research it, etc. Someone has done it for me and I can just sit back and enjoy the show. Granted, there are many things on TV that should not be there; however, there are also many things on TV that are so educational and entertaining, that to deny myself the pleasure of watching them would only make me miss out on some really interesting things, so I find it relaxing at the same time as being educational for me. I am not a fan of “busyness”, as I have seen the negative effects on people around me who still believe that they have to be doing something all the time or they look lazy. I think my favorite thing to do to recharge is to do NOTHING. IN fact, right now, I am going to do nothing for a few hours on my day off today. IN the meantime, everyone, plug in to your battery charger for a while and enjoy!

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  • June 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    You’ve explained the concept so well! And it is so refreshing to read about rest, something I’ve done through my life- I drink tea, and by boiling the water, steeping, then sitting & slowly enjoying the tea, I rest best with no guilt. Thank you!

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