How do you like to rest? Okay, I know that might feel like a silly question to some (I don’t know Jack, on my side, with a pillow between my legs?), but I want you to think a little bit deeper than just your preferred sleeping positions.
I am talking about how you fill your tanks when you are empty, when you have reached the end of all you can give and need to recharge and relax, what does that feel like or look like for you?
Different Ways to Rest
There are so many different ways that we can get rest, and it may be different for different family members or partners in relationships. Someone who tends to be more extroverted might get rest by seeing close friends. For our more introverted people, it might be getting under the covers and diving into a great book or the latest season of Tiger King!
Whatever it might be that brings you that recharged and refreshed feeling, it is important to identify what works for you and build in some time, either weekly or daily, so that you can get rest and have the energy needed to engage with all that life can bring.
Being intentional with rest can help us to be better partners, parents, siblings, workers, or friends. If we have more energy within ourselves, it is easier to pour out into others when needed!
About Jack Fox:
Jack graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology. He recently finished his graduate work at Regent University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout his studies, Jack has seen and worked with many clients. His clients have been adolescents and adults, struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues. He has even worked with people with a desire to get to know themselves just a little bit better! The more Jack has worked with people, the more a simple truth has come to light: You are not alone! To learn more about Jack, visit HERE.