In our effort to maximize and optimize, we have lost sight of the real work.
The resources we most need to navigate tough times are not physical, but spiritual. In perfect timing, we receive a day to reap that harvest and boost our inner strength.
We often feel that we can’t make time for rest until the work is done. But the work is never done, so we don’t rest. Here’s a way to get the self-care you need no matter how much is on your plate.
On the surface, restorative yoga doesn’t look like much of a workout. You’re unlikely to sweat. But before you judge it, consider that it may just be the hardest workout of all.
If you’re working hard all the time and not seeing progress, perhaps you’re missing this crucial element.
In our culture, busy has become a badge of honor and a litmus test for success and status. It is also an acceptable form of escape and a culturally-sanctioned addiction.
Science shows that the moments when it looks and feels like we’re not doing much are the moments when the brain is working more to innovate and be creative. The challenge is in letting it do the work.