It is certainly something that more and more people are struggling with is taking a break. Time out, rest whichever you want to call it. The work hard play hard ethic.
It definitely has its place working hard and celebrating it but you know rest has to be right up there too. The importance of taking a break whether its allocated at work or you need to time block a space rest has its place.
So what are its benefits?
Simply.. recovery. Not just mentally but physically too. If you’re a gym bunny even your body needs a day off. If you’re a workaholic yup your brain also needs time off! Put that brain on a sun lounger and give it a pina colada and a sunshine view.
Rest. It supports our entire body and mind to step out of go go go and relax into be. We are after all human beings not human doings right?
So how can you rest and be? Rest isn’t just feet up chilling. Active rest can also put our bodies responses into rest and digest instead of fight and flight. Accessing the para sympathetic nervous system and allowing the body to chill.
Active Rest can be:
- A walk outside
- Time in the garden
- Reading a book
- Preparing nice food and eating
- Being around friends and family in good company.
It’s time to make rest a priority in your diary. Block it out and think about how you can ensure you’re looking after your body and mind restfully 😊
If you are struggling to switch off and relax, did you know that a few sessions of solution focused clinical hypnotherapy can support you to get back on track? Hummingbird Hypnotherapy offers free initial consultation sessions to meet and discuss the support you require.
Available both online and face to face with appointments till 8pm four nights a week.