I often feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends. I imagine the same may be true for you.
No matter how much we get done, there’s always one more thing to do.
And rest? There’s hardly time for that, is there?
I confess I’ve had moments where relaxing seemed like a waste of time. It felt like the absence of something – like an empty space where productivity ought to be – rather than an active and beneficial component to my life.
I still remember the analogy a friend shared with me that helped me learn to re-prioritize my activities. This is what he said:
In music there is an interval of silence called a rest. To the casual listener, it’s nothing more than an absence of sound, an empty space where nothing is happening. But to a musician, the silence between notes is as crucial to the song’s rhythm and tempo as the notes themselves. Far from being void of purpose, the rest is active and helps frame the melody of the song.
In the same way, a healthy life is framed by proper rest and ordering our priorities. That’s just part of the discussion you’ll hear on the broadcast, “Breaking Out of Survival Mode” with our guest author Crystal Paine. She’ll share her story of pushing herself to total exhaustion and burnout and explain the steps she took to get out. She’ll also offer simple strategies to stress less, sleep more, and restore your passion for life.