Learning to rest

What puts you at ease?

I’ve always had a hard time turning down the intensity of my work. I’ve found that I’ll either work really hard at something for an extended time or do nothing. There’s rarely an in-between.

I’m still learning to regulate the intensity of my work and not base it on my motivation or feelings towards the work.

As I find the things I enjoy doing and position myself to do more, I believe regulation won’t be a problem anymore. In the meantime, it’s important for me to learn to rest.

Here’s a quote that got me thinking about this,

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”


Learning to rest is important. Taking time to reset is sometimes better than quitting. Don’t starve yourself of relaxation. Whatever that may mean to you.

For me, it entails listening to music, spending extended periods of time with close friends, going for a walk, watching a movie or documentary, and meditating.

How do you rest?

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