This weekend I blocked out my calendar in case I felt sick after getting my second vaccine. It was the first time in over a year that I was going to have time off. I was really looking forward to being in bed all day watching TV. However, I woke up Friday feeling totally fine. My guilt crept in…and I told myself, I can’t be in bed all day, I’m not sick and there’s work to do.
This is a limiting belief that is hurting my body. Growing up I never saw my parents rest and if I wanted to rest I was told “don’t be lazy, there’s a lot to do around the house.” So here I am as an adult telling myself I am being lazy if I want to stay in bed and I will get behind on my work.
After recognizing this belief was activated, I gave myself permission Saturday to stay in bed. I slept in. I let myself watch tv and tend to my garden. It was the perfect restful day my body had been asking for. And today I feel so refreshed and excited for this week’s breathwork sessions.
Let me know in the comments if you struggle with resting.