Through Relaxation Light Is Restored
Webster’s dictionary defines relaxation as “the state of being free from tension and anxiety.”
Escaping the grind of responsibility can be hard to do.
I’m on vacation this week with my mom and son. Prior to leaving I gave myself a pep talk for relaxing. Some things I told myself were, “do not respond to email!”, “do not write or read anything work related”, and “do not feel guilty for doing so.” There were more of course but the three mentioned were priorities.
Oh, and “do not worry if your blog post is too short.”
I believe it is vital for each of us to role model the importance of relaxation for others by sharing the significance of restoration. For me, I see myself role modeling this for my son, students, friends and colleagues. And in all honesty I look to others to do the same for me. We need to know we don’t always have to be “on” and that self-care is of the utmost importance.
Today’s post is to remind us that through relaxation light is restored.
A short and sweet post for today as I enjoy my time for recess...to feel free to pause, play in the ocean, read on the balcony, reflect drinking a cup of coffee, rejuvenate with sleep, wake up for the sunrise and simply be in the moment to enjoy the bliss of relaxation!
Do whatever it is that gets you lost from the duties of life. Let’s be clear, relaxation doesn’t have to happen during vacation. We should all be encouraged to find this time in our homes and in our communities, if it is only for thirty minutes, an hour or half a day.
Through relaxation a light is restored. We restore our light by...
1. Gaining energy to return to the calls of our daily life and purpose.
2.Connecting our mind, body and spirit.
3. Finding space for creativity.
4. Resting with no guilt, we deserve the rest, seriously we do.
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” - Mark Black
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