So I found myself today, stopping. I decided to rest in the garden for an hour or so. I struggle with this as it’s that sense you are being lazy or procrastinating, especially during the day, its ok in the evening but not during the day right? Well as I stopped I noticed a couple of things. First how incredibly noisy it can be where I live. Background noise, traffic, people chattering and birds. We have some very chatty birds. Then I noticed a couple of hours after I had rested that I suddenly started doing some drawing and then I started getting more creative ideas. It was like an unplugged drain that the water was allowed to flow down again! Amazing! But why?
My husband has been reading a book recently that gives the advice to stop for half an hour a day and just do nothing. (I won’t tell him he was right I’ll see if he reads this and then he’ll know) That is exactly what happened to me today. I was also listening to Emily Petty on her daily podcast talking about resting. She said the same thing.
So HOW does that work? I recommend listening to this lady Saundra Dalton-Smith and hopefully that will give you some of the how.
The 7 types of rest that every person needs by Saundra Dalton-Smith explains a little deeper why rest is important. Not just sleep. https://ideas.ted.com/the-7-types-of-rest-that-every-person-needs/ TED
I am not going to try to explain it but I will encourage it - everybody take important breaks, allow yourself to switch off, do things you enjoy and watch those ideas start to flow again…. Do nothing for an hour - no screens, no chatting just sitting, laying …
Let me know if you have any comments or experiences of this?