There is truly a balance when it comes to active R&R. You are actively seeking and setting R&R time for your whole, well being!
I think mental preparedness is just as important as physical preparedness! Especially in the 24-7 tech world we live in. Lately I think a good majority us are being challenged more mentally as well as physically these days. Hence the need to make that time to actively R&R!
How do you practice active R&R? How do you create the space to actively R&R?
You really have to do what makes sense and what works best for you and your whole, well being! Learning to invite R&R into your daily practice each and every day. Really try to not skip a day even if you can give yourself 5-to-15 minutes. It matters and is so worth it!
- Pausing to think and just clear the mind.
- Taking the time to tune into your emotions and feelings.
- Slowing down to know what your whole being truly needs.
- Reflecting and listening.
- Easing the energies and shifting down a bit.
- Grounding yourself to find some much needed balance and calm.
- Embracing those lazier and maybe do nothing days.
- Releasing and letting go (i.e. guilt, doing everything, etc.).
That mind body connection is strong right now! Everything from what is going on inside you to what is going on outside of you is connected in a major way right now!
You actively need to know what grounds you! Finding that balance and calm!
There has been a lot of being cooped up and that can instill bouts of boredom, frustration, etc. In a lot ways this has us putting our creative hats on to stay connected and engaged. The busyness and noise versus the ebb and flow. Becoming one with yourself in embracing the quiet and solitude.
It is okay to feel your emotions and thoughts. I think all of us experience great, energetic days to sluggish, mentally burned days. Mainlining the sugar and caffeine may not be the long-term answer when you need a boost of energy. Maybe it is actively relaxing and resting!
There is a lot of missing going on with your greatest someones, your sense of community and belonging, etc. We are looking for the lightness and fulfillment again. Some of that comes from having no choice in having to slow down. To tune into what we need to be safe.
Sometimes you have that “aha” moment where what is truly bothering you comes to surface like a light bulb over your being! Once that happens then you can work out the solution to resolve it. In opening yourself up to tune into your whole being you start to bring clarity. That reflection can be so restorative, calming and freeing!
It is very much about inviting relaxation in! To feel versus think. To let go versus keeping it in. To receive versus give. Setting that intention to practice active R&R!
Discover that joy and find what makes you happy for your whole, well being! How to comfort and sooth. How to open and expand when feeling constricted. How to self care and self love. To just go easier on yourself!
Practicing nourishing and nurturing! Pause to breathe and reorient yourself. Cultivate to shift and grow. It connects your whole being mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Here’s to Practicing Active R&R and Doing What is BEST for YOU and Your Whole Being!