We're about ten days or so away from the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year here in the northern hemisphere. If you're feeling the call to go into hibernation, don't be surprised. The body has a way of adjusting and acclimating to the earth's cycles.
One of the biggest problems I've heard from clients in the last two weeks is a resistance to rest. There's so much to do...work demands, family obligations, holiday shopping, travel planning, winter parties. Plus, some are already on the bandwagon to start off 2015 with new year's resolutions ready to go!
Even I got caught up in it. I'm finishing up my last semester at the Pacific School of Religion and I'm up to my eyeballs in final papers and projects, not to mention maintaining my spiritual life coaching practice. You know what happened? I got sick with the flu. It kept me in bed for over a week and I'm still recuperating.
This is why taking time to rest is so important. If you don't make a conscious space to give yourself a chance to renew yourself, sometimes your body will move in to make the decision for you.
So here's a few tips I'd like to offer to help you build some rest time in your life:
Pick one of these tips and work it into your schedule. Then add more as you get comfortable with them. The point here is to begin to make rest a conscious habit that you incorporate into your daily life.
If you have other tips for rest that work for you, let me know by leaving a comment below.
Here's to your journey to rest, renewal and revitalization!
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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