Time for Rest

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“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares that will not withdraw from us.”  ~ Maya Angelou

Permission to Rest

Lately I’ve been asked to speak more and more about mindfulness at work. When I do there is such a huge sigh of relief in the room as if everyone was waiting for the permission to breathe.

So this week I’m keeping my Monday Morning Inspiration short and sweet.  Today I give you the permission to rest, to breathe, to notice the beauty that surrounds you.

This week make sure you take at least 5 minutes to rest in the middle of the day.  Get outside for a minute and take a deep breath of the crisp fall air.  Go to bed early.  No one is going to think any worse of you.  In fact, if you get a little grumpy like I do when I’m tired, they will probably appreciate it.

Rest is not only good for your physical body, I was reminded this morning it is good for your soul to get a chance to take the lead for a minute.