Defining rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging for the week!

Did you know that rest is defined by the Free Dictionary as “a period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep”? In essence it’s a period of doing nothing so you can recharge and do other things more efficiently later. So what are you not thinking about or putting off because you are not ready to conquer it?

Putting something off to gear up and prepare to do something is not the same as procrastination. Procrastination is when you do something else to avoid the situation all together. There is a fine line between procrastinating and resting.

To me the difference is in your motive. Are you avoiding or simply not doing it?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Just a simple list.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.

I found this quote or list that spoke to me.

I am not saying to never push through and get things done. What I am saying is to know when to push and when to listen to that still small voice and truly rest.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Do not procrastinate.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge. For me I am in need of playing catch up so the preparation will help me to rest later.

I don’t know about you but if I have something I need to get done, then I am not able to truly rest and recharge. The price of procrastination is rather high. I have learned this over the years and continue to learn it.

I have this cycle of perfectionism that sometimes slows me down and will occasionally even stop me. It stalls me to the point that I feel useless and almost get rendered with paralysis. Now it has gotten better over the years, but in the beginning it would just stop me. I often gave up what I love to not have to deal with anxiety, knots in the gut, and more.

I say all of this to make you aware of what simply setting a deadline can do for you. Once I started setting deadlines then I was able to get things done and truly rest. It’s amazing how much sweeter a night’s rest is when your plate is clean.

I also started moving at least five days a week and eating better. Now my energy is up and, on most days, I am ready to conquer the world.

I don’t say this to brag, but to give you ideas on how to get back on track. How are you doing with moving or taking care of those Resolutions?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is not procrastinating.

It’s Sabbath Sunday and today is my day of rest!  I don’t know when you block out to do something different and restful, but today is my day.  Lately I’ve been reading article after article about how stress affects the nervous system, weight gain, unclear thinking, and on and on.  So, the moral of the story is to manage or minimize your stress.  But how do you do that?

For me there are lots of ways to manage it.  I work out at least 3 times a week (the goal is 5).  Exercise or movement seems to be the most often talked about way of managing stress.  I think movement is important but I also think the act of taking a break or unplugging in itself helps too.

I think every person needs to find their source of stress too.  Mine lies in procrastination.  When I do not feel ready or that I’ve waited too long everything just goes spinning.  I usually come back around and still get it done, but at what cost?  Usually there is take out involved which means more trips to the gym to maintain.

So for today I will not define rest in simply doing nothing.  Instead today will be for getting ahead so there can be peace and contentment where frazzled nerves once burrowed.

How do you stay content?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂