I took last week off from sending this weekly newsletter/blog because, as this graphic says, I was focusing on resting.
I’m not sure where this passage originated, so my apologies to the author. It was shared recently, by one of my first coaches, the incomparable and wise Lorin Beller, and it really struck a chord.
I saved the screenshot because it’s a lesson I’m working on learning.
A week ago, Sunday I hosted a Celebration of Life for my dear mother. It was physically and emotionally exhausting. Not just the day, or the weekend of having out of town guests, but the 18 months leading up to it.
The day after, once family members were dropped off for their respective trains, I took time to rest. It was no easy feat for me. It would have been easier, and more comfortable to stay in motion.
I actually wrote a ‘what not to do’ list. No laundry, no planning, no unpacking the decorations or putting things away, no posting it all on social media. There is time for all that later.
Simply grounding, processing and being.
It was a challenge, but overall, it went ok.
I went to the beach, walked barefoot in the sand, journaled, napped and met three of my incredible ride or die friends for dinner to relive and debrief the day.
I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things while embracing the idea that “rest and reflection….is needed for the whole to make sense.”
Resting is doing.
Try it out for yourself.