Rest & Relaxation (R&R) is not just a luxury for the well-to-do. It is essential to our well-being and is truly not optional. It is the lifeblood that keeps us sharp mentally and physically while giving our creative juices time to rejuvenate.
When I say R&R, what picture or words come to mind? Do you see R&R only as being a lavish vacation or available only to the “ladies who lunch”? Do you hear some authority figure yelling at you that you’re lazy, unproductive, and will never amount to anything? Do you simply see your to-do list growing if you even contemplate “relaxing”?
You wouldn’t think of running your car nonstop without preventative maintenance, turning it off at night, or stopping for fuel. If you did, it’d break down and simply stop functioning. So, what makes you think your body and mind should be any different and be expected to trudge on constantly? [Read more…]