A Little Rest Can Add a Lot of Happy

Are you tired?

There’s something I’ve been reminded of lately—

Happiness doesn’t come from doing nothing; too much of nothing often feels more depressing.

But in the midst of the busy, happiness can come from a little bit of rest.

A change to your schedule.

A two-hour reprieve with a babysitter.

A Friday night in.

An hour-long lunch break where you sit in the sunshine.

A 20-minute cup of tea at your favorite tea shop on your way home, before you dive back into the working world.

Getting your nails done or having someone rub your back for a few minutes.

Getting the project that you’re working on done.

Staying in to listen to your heart’s pulls. Skipping the ten events that make you say meh just to stay home and do that weird thing that makes you say YES.

A little bit can go a long way.

Sometimes it’s writing “no, thanks” to an email that makes all the difference.

Sometimes it’s shutting down your computer 30 minutes early, or taking yourself for a walk.

Sometimes it’s doodling, taking a few photographs, or making something new for dinner just because you feel like it.

Whatever it is, today’s happiness isn’t necessarily an epic journey. Sometimes it’s a gentle conquest. Sometimes it’s as easy as a shift in your mindset.

Sometimes just a few minutes makes all the difference.

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4 Responses to A Little Rest Can Add a Lot of Happy

  1. Janice says:

    Life is an epic journey, and to enjoy it we need some quiet restful moments, for me rest is essential.

  2. Nicole says:

    I needed to read this. I have not been doing the best job of self-care lately. and rest (and saying no to somethings and yes to other things) is a top priority for me. It’s easy to forget that doing “nothing” is sometimes the only thing we SHOULD be doing. As a friend often reminds me: we are human beings not human doings.

    • Sarah says:

      Hey Nicole! Hope you had some time to take it easy and do nothing. :) Sounds like that’s right up your alley right now!

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