Rest well

Who says resolutions are just for new years? I have a new one. I came to it roughly two minutes ago. Here it is: Rest well. (Yeah, it’s the title of this post. Anticlimactic? Maybe…)

Here’s the deal. Life is busy. For me, it’s busier than it really should be, but there’s not much I can do for this season except sit back and enjoy the ride. But busy lives can lead to being tired, stressed and all around filled with that feeling of “blah.” To top it off, it’s easy to fill free time with things that don’t really help. From mindless putzing online to “kind of” getting things done. They aren’t really productive, but they aren’t really restful either.

So my goal is to pick a few “restful” things I really love doing and focus on those in that downtime. Even plan for them. It moves more toward the “work hard, play hard” mindset rather than the “kinda get through life doing whatever’s most immediate” one that most of us tend to work off of.

What do you think? What are those things you’d do to “rest well”?

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Rest well

4 thoughts on “Rest well

  1. To rest well, I enjoy sitting around reading something a professor isn’t asking me to read, going to the beach with my wife or have a nice relaxing dinner with friends.
    But I was intrigued by your post because you got me wondering what some of the things you lik to do to “rest well.” I’m interested just because I’m curious, but also because I feel like I just might learn something here. So what does Jon Sampson do to rest well?

  2. Like Dave, I’m also curious what your “rest well” things are.

    I think that I feel rested and relaxed when I am regularly doing something physical (biking, playing tennis, swimming, surfing) or reading interesting books for fun. I also really enjoy hanging out with people in a group setting where the conversation doesn’t drift towards classes I’m taking. I haven’t really done any of those things lately..hmm…

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Jim Chapman says:

    You mention ‘mindless putzing online.’ For me I guess that includes reading your blog. Don’t worry. I’m okay with it. I like your blog.

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