I value my rest time…

I am healthy because I take care of both my physical and emotional needs. I value taking care of my body so I can have the vigor needed to fulfill my purpose in life.

Getting sufficient rest is a priority for me because that is when I rejuvenate my energy. Relaxation time is when I am most able to recharge my batteries and clear my head.

When I am rested, I feel in control of my emotions. During my designated relaxation times, my brain takes a break from the constant demands of everyday life. I give myself this much-needed respite so I can think clearly during critical times.

I schedule times of rest into my daily activities. And I respect the periods in my schedule I have designated for relaxation. During rest time, I am unavailable for other tasks.

No matter how hard I work, there will always be something else that can be done. Therefore, I draw the line and choose to rest.

In the evenings, I go to bed at the same time every night. I designate a stopping point and stick to it regardless of what is going on. There is a point at which I benefit more from the efficiency of a rested body than from longer work hours.

Today, I choose to take time to rest my body free from guilt. I release my mind from the demands of life and allow myself to be gently swept away on the wings of relaxation. By resting and sleeping plentifully, I increase my efficiency.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What should my bedtime be?
2. How do I benefit from resting enough?
3. Why should I separate time for relaxation?