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Missing Craft of Taking Rest.

Okay, it’s a touch hyperbole to label it a “dead form,” when there’s people who rest these days. However, most people no longer hear me.

I might rail against the distracted era of social networking of smartphones (I did this before). Yada yada, you and several others learned this. Yada yada. However, we scarcely relax nowadays, regardless of why.

Think about it: what are you generally doing while you get a break? Go to your machine or phone? See your top blogs or social media? Look at the online video? So most people invest their breaks — including me. I’m one of that. I ‘m aware of that.

When you’re finished operating for the day, what happens? If you’ve ever done it — all of us can literally function before we sleep, if we can. So you still read and watch and email online once you are done? It’s accomplished by most people I meet.

If not just our bodies but our brains when are we ever going to rest?

It is important for us. We need it so much.

The absence of true rest contributes to runoff, through which we are never totally energised, absolutely conscious, fully alive. It implies we continue to neglect vitality and interaction in our ties. It implies that we saw our life with excitement. Maybe it isn’t real, but you might be very concerned about it.

It was just to switch on my smartphone or desktop for thoughtlos stuff that I noticed taking rests or finishing for a day. When I have time to sleep, it seems like something I want to do, but it isn’t always rest. After that, I don’t feel renewed, only more exhausted. It seems like I’ll be relaxed, but I don’t really need the rest I need.

Let ‘s chat then about and how to rediscover the forgotten art of Real Rest.

4 Real Rest Kinds
There’s a few forms to relax for me that sound really nutritious and refreshing:

Facing back and not doing something, shutting my door. It might or could not proceed to a sleep. Maybe it’s more therapy. So I don’t learn, do, watch. Further detail on this.
Without using a computer, go outside. Connecting with the wild. Possibly of depression. I have a certain emotional and physical room in my head.
Relax with another guy. Feel related. Feel linked. This can’t be a really constructive conversation — if we talk, we must feel linked and happy. We could only cuddle without chat.
Be absolutely present with a basic non-work experience such as tea. This is not a period to focus on jobs, while certain ideas should emerge. It’s all about getting your tea. Experience relief. Taste it. Another illustration is to sit in a bath or enjoy a relaxing day.
Possibly there are other places to recover. Music to perform, art to make, maybe to dance. But my favourites are these four.

You will find you don’t have anything to do for certain true rest — no equipment or equipment (whether you have tea or other equipment), no spaces (other than nature, whether they are available). This is easy things. It is basic things.

We neglect to do it! We fail!

How to just unwind
I will set all the rest back to get comfortable on a bed or sofa whenever I’m exhausted and have a meeting to come up. Place my gadgets back. Lock my eyes and fall in contact. But I’m so soothing.

I mean more than we normally relax when I say “fully relax.” I check and calm my body for stress. Then I check and relax a bit more. In my stomach, in my belly, in my head, I normally find tiny micro-muscles tensed. It is often in my body’s core, just below my spine. I absolutely relaxed those muscles.

The more comfortable I am, the more important micro-muscles I notice and relax. Often it’s because my mask slips down from my head, so it all continues to drop to the bottom.

I notice the muscles rigid as I continue to reflect. I see, then, and rejuvenate them. Thinking and nervous, remembering and calming over and over. If you are a yogi, it’s like savasana.

I feel asleep normally. A couple of minutes until my conference, I have to set a timer to keep me from sleeping! But often I’m not dreaming — this is somehow unbelievably comfortable.

How to relax in a easy way?
You should relax when doing stuff, have a cup of tea, chat, take a swim. You must not sit down, you must not shut your doors.

The trick is to make that the only thing you do. One job. One-work. Be there instead of hopping about with this mission.

Offer your whole attention to the task. Truly be enjoying your stroll with your cup of tea. Do it gently and appreciate the practise of enjoyment.

“Drink your tea gently, reverently as though it were the circle that revolves around the universe – steadily, systematically, without running into the future.”

Hanh Thich Nhat
This quote puts the strategy together. You can’t just drink tea or something. Immerse yourself completely.

Easy powerful method
I shall leave you with an easy yet rather effective exercise with these relaxation techniques in mind:

Stop to remember that you need pause after you’ve completed something. Are you weary? Are you weary? You’re searching for real rest?

If so, allow yourself some real rest. Do not search, read or watch web, do not bother with minor activities. Real rest. Real residue. All of the above elements or your real rest edition.

Please question yourself every day. You can notice that more than you know, you need true rest.

January 31, 2017

4 responses on "Missing Craft of Taking Rest."

  1. I will definitely try your suggestions!

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