Mental Rest: Mindful Monday Journal Prompts

Mental Rest: Mindful Monday Journal Prompts

Happy #MindfulMonday. This week we focus on mental rest. There are many forms of rest. What does rest mean to you?

One of the seven tips for mental health was rest. Over the past few weeks, I have been talking about different forms of rest.

Week One; I focused on the importance of solitude. You can read more about that here.

Week two: I focused on the two different types of physical rest. You can read more about that here.

Mental rest is when we escape from the constant monkey chatter in our minds and find peace in stillness. Below, I provide tips for relief from mental exhaustion and some journal prompts to gain clarity on incorporate mental rest into your schedule.

With so much going on these day, it is easy to become overwhelmed by too many thoughts. We ask ourselves what we need to complete next. We ask ourselves what we can squeeze in during our free time. Sometimes, that looks like rest. Other times, that looks like adding in that one task that has been overlooked for the past two weeks. The problem is that when live like this, we fall prey to burdening our body to the point that we become burnt out.

How to Incorporate Mental Rest In Your Life

The first step is becoming clear on what kind of rest we need. The second step is scheduling time for these forms of rest. We may think we need a nap but maybe we need a walk, a 5 minute meditation, or some time in silence surrounding ourselves with good company. Sometimes that company involves positive relationships. Other times, it means being alone in nature. While, we don’t always have access to what we want, we can focis in on that one type of rest, and find one small task to keep us afloat during that stage in our life. Ask yourself these questions to determine how you can achieve mental rest.

Mental Rest Journal Prompts:

Mental Rest: Mindful Monday Journal Prompts
Mental Rest: Mindful Monday Journal Prompts
  1. Do you find that you become scattered when handling too many things at once?
  2. What calms your mind when you are overstimulated?
  3. Are there any specific activities that bring relief when you are overwhelmed?
  4. How can you incorporate these interests into your schedule?

Examples of Ways to Rest Your Mind

  1. meditating
  2. gardening
  3. knitting
  4. drawing
  5. walking
  6. stretch/dance


9 responses to “Mental Rest: Mindful Monday Journal Prompts”

  1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

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    Thank you!
    God bless you!

    1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

      Sorry there, “Thought” of you! zzz “Your” fine!

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    2. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      I’m glad you enjoy them! I hope you have an amazing week! Blessings

      1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

        Thank you very much and I hope your week is going super fine!
        I enjoy all you writing and perspective on matters of all sorts!
        God bless you!

      2. growingthroughsomething Avatar

        I appreciate your support!

      3. Lawrence Morra Avatar

        Anytime; and I do appreciate your very helpful material presented on this site! Quite thankful for you!

  2. bereavedandbeingasingleparent Avatar

    I found daily yoga which really helps me, even though I fall over far too many times. 🙏

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      I’m so glad you enjoy that! it happens to all of us! lol

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