Times of Rest

By Katie Corbett

 

This week, I got sick. As a result, I was forced to rest my body and mind. A few great lessons came out of this experience and I will share them here.

 

The first thing I realized is that the things that need to get done will get done in the right time. There were a few small tasks I had been putting off. As it turned out, those things were really easy to do when I was laying in bed sick. Having the ability to get those small tasks done helped me feel productive at a time when I would have otherwise been able to do nothing else.

 

Another thing I realized is that time spent away from every day work can make space for planning and brainstorming. I was able to more easily firm up plans for next week, since my brain was free to strategize and think about the tasks I needed to complete.


The final thing I realized is that it is totally OK to rest when the body needs it. It is not necessary to be productive all the time. (I’m sure this is obvious to most of you, but as a recovering perfectionist, it is something I have needed to remind myself about time and again.)

 

What have you learned during your extended times of rest? I’d love to know, so feel free to leave me a comment.


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