Today I’d like to talk a little about resting. When I was a teen and a college student, I could pull all-nighters no problem, writing essays, studying for tests, and still get through the next day. My energy seemed limitless and I took full advantage of that. But I also still took the time to just sit and think about things.
You see, I've always liked to think through my to do lists, visualize my goals, and dream a little more. I still do like to do that, but my time to sit and think has seemed to be almost non-existent lately and I've felt that in my creative life. This is where I like how our Father in Heaven has specifically has told us that we need to rest. We need to take a day, take some time, to rest and recharge, so that we are strong enough to face the week. I think that as human beings it is required for our body and our mind.
And isn’t it interesting how our body and mind work so closely together in a spiritual sense, especially when we're creating something--whether it be our writing, our sense of family, or something within ourselves. When my body is tired, my mind isn’t as sharp and things seem harder to overcome. When I’ve had a good night’s sleep, I feel like I can do anything. Even with my little sitting sessions, I feel recharged and ready to go out there and make my dreams come true.
As a creative person, how do you feel about resting? Do you ever just sit and think and dream a while?