Resting isn’t easy for some.
It can take alot of mental space to practice doing nothing.
Especially when you feel you could be doing something “more productive”. It is important to remember that taking a rest day(s) is OKAY!
You are allowed to take time to do absolutely nothing.
Occasionally when I sit to rest, I find myself thinking about what I could be doing, or what I should do next. Most of the time the task I’m thinking of isn’t in the “resting” category.
And so the battle begins.
Should I get up and do the thing so then I can rest? Or should I attempt to ignore said thing and continue nothing. Now I’ve thought of the thing so it’s obsessive material.
Most of the time the first wins. Only now I’m stuck in a cycle, because while doing the thing I found another thing that needs to be done. Exhausting.
I get stuck in other cycles too. Cleaning up one mess and another is being made. Over and over again. Until I say to myself why even bother.
This is why doing nothing is an art. It takes practice, time to perfect, and strangely enough, discipline.
Take time for yourself today!