How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. ~ Proverb
Lately I’ve been trying to find a balance between “doing” and “being.”
Balancing my time between the desire to do more of what I’m on this planet to do (coach more women!) with my opposite desire.
To rest and replenish my soul.
And nurture my creativity.
In a world that frequently pushes us to go faster and faster — and do more, more, more!! — resting isn’t always encouraged.
But when I don’t take this time for myself I experience “sensory overload.”
And I find I just can’t take in anything more.
And I can’t do anymore.
So I retreat.
Into my own space.
Into the quiet.
To filter out “the noise.” And replenish my energy.
As an HSP (highly sensitive person) I need this time.
Because pushing just isn’t my way.
It doesn’t feel good.
Sure, there are times when we need to do it.
To push past our own limiting beliefs.
Break down our own walls.
And do what we need to do to get things done.
To put one foot in front of the other.
But I’ve realized more often than not, it’s better NOT to push.
That instead it’s much more effective to take a pause and rest when you need to.
To create space to honour that still small voice within that’s whispering to you.
Reminding you to take care of yourself.
To take care of your body.
Your mind. Heart.
And do whatever next step feels right for you.
When you give yourself the time to rest you’ll fill yourself up.
And be guided forward.
From the inside out.
To the next best place your spirit is gently nudging you to go.
So my friend, I encourage you…rest if you need to.