So much to do, so much to see, and so much to think about makes rest improbable. When I make a to-do list, I like to put "rest" on that list. I have fatigue issues and need to attend to them. Choices enhance or disturb rest. Scrolling through whatever on the computer late at night doesn't help my rest. Eating late is a choice for not so good rest. I want to make choices that help me find moments of rest. This painting if of my sister-in-law and my dog who were both enjoying a midday rest.
A walk in the woods along the Maine coast with one of my brothers and some other family members was such a break from my usual sights and sounds of living in the city. It was restful and refreshing. For some this may have brought on anxiety and stress. The sights and sounds, and also the uneven ground and meandering path gave me perspective and pause. We can follow our preferences for rest and find a safe and non-rigid way to refresh and reset. With pandemic safety practices, we need creativity and persistance to find some rest.
LeTtiNg iT gO BLoG
Linda T. Hurd.