Vacations are known as taking a break from work. Then there is the saying, “Have to return to work to rest and recover from vacation”. Yes, our drive leads to work hard and play hard. However, how do you restore and rejuvenate?
This is a very individual question!
For some (not me) running is a physical exertion that physically drains all the muscles – that is a good tired. At the same time it clears the mind; lets one get in the flow; creates an intense focus; and a letting go of all else. Then with a physical rest and water the feeling of being restored to the balance point is experienced.
For someone else, it may be curling up with a good book and escaping the real world to a place of far, far, away and with the immersion is so real. This is an experience of quiet time by self and yet outside of self, a complete change in pace and reality.
Yes, trips to beaches, mountains, lakes, destination cities, ore wilderness areas are all options to restore and rejuvenate. Daily or even hourly breaks with breathing or meditation, also, restores and rejuvenates. Walks outdoors, dancing, playing sports, exercising – movement in general, can restore. Peaceful quiet sitting, soaking, receiving a massage, crocheting, painting, listening to music are other ways to restore.
The fact is – to live life by choice; what is important to us; what brings us joy, we need to experience balance, times/ways to rejoice, restore and rejuvenate. What is your practice? What is your schedule? … for rejuvenating, restoring mind, body, and spirit?
This is tools for life with Dr. Edith Johnston at DareWhimsy.com. To explore more with Dr. Edith wander over to HowToInLIfe.com