OOOM…..CLEAR YOUR MIND!
Your STRONG Challenge continues with finding ways to REST!
Why does REST always seem to get put on the backburner of our 1000 MPH-paced lives. We all fall victim to not falling asleep at a regular time, ignoring quiet time with prayer and/or meditation or not designating a rest or Sabbath (God’s way of saying REST!) day for our week. This week, we reclaim our health with the power naps, sleeping in, quieting our minds…this week, we REST!
Week 4: Challenge Speaker
Rest. Something you most often hear people saying they need more of. Sarah Sutton is a yoga and boga instructor with us here at the Kearney Family YMCA helping us to understand REST. Rest doesn’t always just mean sleeping or napping, it can also mean sitting still for maybe even 5-15 minutes to let your body just stop moving. Sarah talks about how rest is connected to relaxation and she even has a little practice you can do at home!
Below are some ideas to help us rest this week.
ON YOUR OWN
- Meditate – Unplug for 10 minute minimum. Do everything you can to lay still, rest your mind and monitor your breathing. More tips here!
- 10 Minutes of a prayer walk. Connect with God and meditate on thankfulness, forgiveness, the STRONG Challenge!
- Take a day, preferably Sunday and DO NOTHING. Rest, chillax, have 5 naps. Kid screen time is totally acceptable while you regroup your life for another week.
- Unplug tech for 20 minutes and sit outside. Take in your surroundings. Journal your experience!
WITH A LITTLE HELP
Try any of these 3 apps for guided meditation, stress relief and rest:
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