(The nine types of rest are for the 9 Enneagrams, or personality types based on the different core motivators that people carry. Check out @ninetypesco on IG for more information!)
What Type Of Rest Serves You Best?
I recently found this great post above from @ninetypesco circulating around Instagram and it got me thinking. What does rest actually mean to me? What makes rest actually restful in a way that recharges my battery? My go to is to assume I need to get to bed earlier, sleep in later, lay around on the couch, take a nap, etc. But often, this doesn't actually recuperate me in any way.
Upon reflection, I have realized that what is restful for me depends on what is going on in my life. Sometimes the only way I can relax is to go on vacation and literally remove myself from the responsibilities I am engrossed in on a daily basis. Sometimes I just need an hour to be absolutely and utterly unproductive, slothful, and revel in procrastination. At some point, I have needed to do everything on this list to get some rest and recovery in some shape or form. And when I actually take the time to do it, my energy, attitude and, dare I say it, health all improve by leaps and bounds.
So today, on the first day of fall, I invite you to think about what type of rest serves you best and when. Fall is a notoriously windy season, with lots of change, movement, activities, engagements, and other things swirling around on a daily basis. In this season, self care, rest and staying grounded are imperative for your physical and emotional well being.
So, if you're up for it, I invite you to join me in a challenge: Take a moment now to schedule time for rest in your calendar. If it's 10 minutes a week, great. It it's 10 minutes a day, even better. Start small if you need, and then if you can add on - do it! No day better than today to commit to your self care for the season.
It's freaking hard, but you deserve it!
Happy first day of fall!