What restores, energises you?
I know my focus for the new year needs to be on incorporating more rest and gentle ways of caring for myself. I’ve had a terrible year at work and am really feeling the effects. Can you give me some ideas about ways I can get more rest while still getting things done that I’m responsible for? Thanks so much. Leyla
Hi Leyla, firstly, good on you for recognising that your physical and emotional health would be better supported through more rest and gentle ways. Many people would benefit from this. The first thing I’d suggest you explore is what restores and energises you. This can be different for all of us. However, regularly finding space so that you can rest is one of the best health investments you can make. In today’s world being ‘‘busy’’ is often worn like a badge of honour; many people see rest as failure. So if you’re seeking permission to rest, here it is! Here are some ideas to help you incorporate more rest and restoration in your life.