FMF – Rest

Hello from the other side

Sorry, I just read an article about Adele’s Glastonbury performance πŸ˜‚

How is your weekend so far?
It’s nearly time to begin a new week of school…scary though is that in about 3 weeks the schools break up for the summer..yikes!
I am fairly certain I am not at all prepared for the joy that is the 6 week holidays πŸ˜’ in fact I know I am not!

But hey-ho each week is bringing us closer to our holiday..so there are plus sides to everything, right?!

Alrighty, time for this weeks five minute Friday.

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Excuse my tardiness, you know how it is..life just gets in the way 😊

You know how it goes, we take time out each week to free write on a given prompt for five minutes..no spell checks or erasing 😬

And as usual I am joining in with kate and her link up of lovely writers.

This weeks prompt – rest

Ready, set, go

My name is Charlotte, and I don’t rest.

I just keep going.

Sometimes not resting puts me in an awful mood.

So you would think that would motivate me into resting right?!
Wrong!

I push myself.
I put pressure on myself.

I figure that I need to get everything done..right away when it needs doing and I just end up in a never ending loop of chores and cooking.

By which point it’s 8pm and I haven’t relaxed or had dinner.
Even when the kids are sleeping rest seems to evade me in some way.

Mostly I just don’t seem to realise just how important rest is to my health.
Not just physically but mentally.

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Rest is so good.
It’s good for your brain.
It’s good for your heart.
It’s good for your soul.

I can’t help but wonder how much less stressed I would be if I allowed myself the time to rest.

Do you stop to rest?
Do you allow yourself just to switch off from the world for a few minutes?

Even ask write this am not resting.
I am picking up toys and sorting out homework.

There is a saying that goes “there is no rest for the wicked”

If that is true I must be really wicked! πŸ˜‰

Stop.

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One thought on “FMF – Rest

  1. Ha! I do think rest is a discipline. However much we know we need it, it’s somehow easier to skip rest, isn’t it? As long as I’m not resting, I can pretend that I am in control — but when I rest, I realize I’m not.

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