Gems of Insight, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Insight #46

rest

Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that we should never allow ourselves to be so busy that we do not take the time to rest. I have spent a good portion of my life being busy – working multiple jobs, participating in numerous organizations, and keeping a fairly active social calendar. And even though I have not been nearly as active as some other people have, I have come to realize that it’s not how busy I am compared to other people that matters, but rather yet it’s how busy I am compared to how busy I am supposed to be that matters.

Now, certainly there are activities and events that we need to take care of and participate in for various reasons, and sometimes there will be moments when we need to push ourselves and maybe even burn that midnight oil so to speak. But in all of our busyness we must remember to take good care of ourselves, which especially includes taking the time to rest.

When we make it a point to supply our bodies with the rest that they need, we often find that we think in a more clear manner, we have more energy, joy, and peace, and we handle things in ways that generate results of a higher quality. So, the next time that we find ourselves contemplating forgoing that full night of sleep or even bypassing that lunch break, hopefully we will remember how crucial it is that we treat our bodies well by balancing out our busyness with much needed rest. #lovebythedrop

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