Happy #MindfulMonday. This week we focus on emotional rest.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focusing on the seven different forms of rest. When you think of rest? What do you imagine? Typically, most people think of sleep but it’s so much more than that. Check out the links below to learn more.
The Different Types of Rest
There are seven types of rest. If you haven’t had a chance, click here to determine what kind of rest you need!
- 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.
- Week three: This week we are focusing on emotional rest. Emotional rest is defined as having the space to authentically express your emotions. There are many ways we can achieve emotional rest, but it varies depending on your personality. This is why it is important for you ask questions to guide you towards greater clarity. When you intentionally seek out emotional rest, you allow yourself the space to just be without thinking about everything.
Have you heard of the saying “fill up your cup?” While I am a firm believer in being of service to others, one must create space to fill their own cp before pouring into others. In doing so, you actually become more beneficial to those in need of your time. When you experience fatigue, you can become overwhelmed by everyday events. They become difficult which can result in isolation, overthinking, and increased anxiety. When this happens, it is important to redirect our daily habits to nourish our emotional well-being. This allows us to refill our cup.
Ask yourself these questions to determine how you can achieve mental rest.
Emotional Rest Journal Prompts
- When do you feel able to authentically express your emotions?
- What activities provide you with emotional freedom?
- When do you feel most present and free of overwhelming thoughts?
- How can you incorporate these activities into your life?
Examples of Ways to Achieve Emotional Rest
- Schedule time to be present in the moment
- Stay away from people that drain you
- Create a routine that balances discipline with motivation
- Engage in activities that allow you to calm your mind
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