One of the most underrated ways you can be living a life with meaning is to invest in soul renewing rest. Don’t ever underestimate the value of setting aside quiet time for yourself every single day. This may seem like an ill timed topic after the majority of us are just coming out of months on quarantine, but I think it’s more important than ever to focus on why we need to be continually taking time for ourselves to recharge, refresh and renew.
When we are constantly busy and moving 100 miles per hour, it doesn’t give your brain a chance to rest and replenish itself. Solitude allows you to unwind and reboot, to take the time to be good to yourself. Being by yourself with no distractions for a specified time every day gives you the chance to clear your mind, focus, and think more clearly.
How do you go about doing this? It comes in a variety of ways that are both intentional and spontaneous. The place doesn’t really matter. It can be a planned visit to somewhere meaningful to you such favorite scenic spot. Or it can be spontaneous whether it’s taking a walk or a drive by yourself, or sitting on the floor in your closet. Find someplace that resonates with you where you can be alone.
The key is being intentional with quiet time in order to allow our minds to slow down and just listen. During these moments, ask yourself: What is that my soul longs for? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and notice what comes up as you ponder that question. Pray for guidance and direction to stay on course or perhaps to chart a new path. Focus on being open to and present for the numerous opportunities every day to life a live with meaning. Investing in yourself daily is an important gift. . . so take the time, because you are worth it.
July 21, 2020 Meaningful Moments