The vulnerability that we feel in our tiredness is not aways easy to embrace. The pressure we put on ourselves to keep going, to push harder, to stay on top of things. Our never-ending list of to-do's and our desperate need to keep everyone around us happy sometimes borders on self-abuse. I have walked my own journey of ignoring my bodies physical needs and reaching burnout on more than one occasion. I just didn't want to embrace the need for rest, I saw it as a weakness.
Our bodies, our minds, our hearts and our souls all need rest. Surrendering to this level of self-care is vital for our personal growth. Rest is more than just physical sleep although often this is vital to recuperate. Rest is also permission for self-indulgence.
What would feel indulgent to you? Time alone. A walk barefoot in the park. Doodling, drawing, painting, gardening, cooking, woodwork, reading, meditating - what hobbies do you have where you become quiet and you lose time. Going for a massage. Snuggling up with a cup of tea while listening to beautiful music. Laughing with your children or friends. Playing. What do you need, to allow quietness and restfulness wash over you.
As you go forward, my wish is that you make rest and self-indulgence your priority and give yourself permission to do what you need to re-energize.
Surrender to your Soul Cards and messages channeled by Taryn Sydow