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❤️❤️❤️Rest❤️❤️❤️

The last month of the year has started and usually it’s one filled with a lot of joy, but akso some kind of hectic. Whichever it is, I know you will make it a good one. In the meantime I’m here sending you off with a little reminder about self care. Rest in specific, and for sure I myself need to follow my own advice.

My question is, are you getting enough rest these days? It’s hard to fit in, isn’t it? Days are simply not long enough and most likely taking care of yourself is one of the easiest things to compromise. After all, the chores need to be done, and when something unexpected adds to your already long day, it’s likely that sleep and rest are shortened and suffer. Who am I telling, it’s 7:30 PM and I have two loads of laundry going at this god forsaken hour when I really should rest and peacefully let the day come to an end, instead of racing the clock to finish, folding and all, but might put the finished laundry away another day, tomorrow.

I think my rest suffers a bit these days because I have a new Baby to care for. Cinnamon, my four legged baby. Can you believe that yesterday marked a month already since I got her? 😳 Another post is due to tell you about all the progress she has made. She is a joy but let’s just say she gets me up much earlier than I usually do, leaving me wanting to go to bed by 8-9 PM because I’m exhausted and tired. Perhaps I’m just getting old, ha, and it’s probably a bit of both.

Back on subject, rest periods and sleep are very important to you, and your body. You can run in super hero mode for awhile, but eventually your body gives out and sickness has an easier way to creep in. Keeping your immune system strong will be key to get through the winter months and a pandemic at large. There are a few things you can arm yourself with to keep your system strong. Conscious choices and changes whenever possible will be key for rest – sleep – and balance.

I know it’s easier said than done. I know that everyone’s circumstances are unique and different, so there is not a one fits all remedy. But there are guidelines, suggestions, ideas, motivations and inspirations that hold something for everyone. I know I have been blessed with time away from the rat race. Time to listen to my body and learn to obey it’s language. I have learned that treating ourself to rest is important, and at times our life depends on it.

Sleep is when the body repairs and restores itself to full function after another day of being alive. Relaxation is necessary for our mental and emotional well being. When our busy lives keep us buzzing, we can miss the signals to get the rest we need. More than ever we need to pay attention and reevaluate our circumstances. Listening to our bodies and implementing change, to be good to ourselves, keeping us strong and healthy will be key elements to conquer the months ahead. Winter and more indoor time add another hurdle to the challenges already at hand, so please take a moment and see where you can introduce a little zen to your routine. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of the time you already don’t have, but it should be something that fuels your passion. A bath, reading, crafting, going for a walk, calling a friend, listening to music, taking a nap, laughing, anything can do the trick to boost and recharge. Commitment and persistence will help you through, but if you need a little extra help, please check out my Ginger Syrup and Elderberry lung support Syrup to keep you strong and the trouble at bay. 🙏🏼

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

18 thoughts on “❤️❤️❤️Rest❤️❤️❤️

  1. Just like a sister, to tell me exactly what I needing to hear. Lying on my bed. Up way late last night. The clouds and cold rolling in now. My pillow and blankets calling to me and my body and soul wanting some nurturing. So, I will take your wonderful advice….and rest! Much love.

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