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Learning to do nothing, is the best thing we can do! Another weekend of feeling like poo! After a good productive week, with more good days then bad, I finally hit the wall. Today I realized, I need to remind myself that sometimes doing nothing is the best thing I can do! I’m not sure how I’m going to learn to do nothing, but I know I can have more good days when I learn to step back more and sit still.
Past trauma has made me want to go, go, go. If i stay busy then I can’t think and I can “run” from my fears. But always being busy is not good for our health, mental or physical. The body and mind need breaks. So today I put it on my list, of many things I need to work on, learning to do nothing.
Being at peace with the quiet
Maybe it’s ADHD, lol, maybe it’s PTSD, maybe it’s just ants in my pants. Whatever it is, I have a very hard time sitting still in the quiet and giving my mind and body the rest it really needs.
Making a list today of “quiet” activities I can do that will give my body the rest it needs.
- Crochet and TV
- Sit by the garden
- Slow walk outside
- Yoga or Meditation
Be the tortoise not the hare!
And this week, maybe instead of waiting until I hit the wall. I will take my list of slow, quiet, restful things I can do, and I will use it throughout the week so that my weekends aren’t always playing catch up on the rest I should have gotten before.
What are things you do when you need to slow down and rest?
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