Wednesday, January 07, 2015

wednesday well-being: rest

snapped during yesterday's snowfall

While teaching Monday's Mindfulness class at Tranquil Space, I shared a reading emphasizing how rest was not the opposite of activity, it was the foundation to activity. That statement has stuck with me ever since.

So, when the studio's electricity was out all day yesterday and my evening yin yoga plans were thwarted, I headed to bed at 7pm to seek rejuvenation (and credited the reading as my justification).

As mentioned in Monday's launch of 52 Weeks of Tranquility, launching into the new year with an ambitious game plan is inspiring. Yet, I encourage something slightly different. More of a soft launch into the new year. The chance to slowly wade into the pool that is 2015.

Last week I shared my 2015 dreams and on Monday I hosted the Tranquilosophy seasonal podcast outlining tips on making this year more meaningful. They are suggestions based on ways that I'm trying to shift my do, do, do mentality to a softer approach.

My hope is that my word of the year, simplicity, will be sprinkled throughout all I do. It's my overarching theme to help me with decision making, projects, presentation, home environment, and more. And, frankly, sometimes simplicity means crawling into bed at 7pm to . . . rest. 

How will you embrace rest today, tomorrow, and beyond? Bisous. x

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Priscila Pires said...

Hi Kimberly, i totally agree with you. The do do do approach is exhausting and sometimes leads to lots of stress at least for me. I like the approach of easing into 2015... run it as if it was a marathon nice and steady vs a sprint you know? Anyway... have a said how happy a new post from you makes me? Ok enough of the fan time! Have a lovely day.

kimberly wilson said...

I'm honored to hear that Tranquility du Jour brings a dose of happiness to your day. Thank you for reading and thank you for tuning into ease. x

Melanie said...

Hi Kimberly, oh so true. I was ill over the holidays and into the new year which forced me to slow down and not take my usual adrenaline-filled approach to the new year and new plans. I have to say, I really like this more measured way of doing things. I'm able to pause between action steps it has created a spaciousness in my life that is quite delightful! Happy New Year! xoxo

Elke Sewöster said...

Hi Kimberly, first of all thank you for your work. Those sprinkles of tranquility are often exactly what I need to read. Do you mind sharing where you found this awesome quote about rest and activity? I'd love to share it in one of my own yoga classes. Happy new year from Germany, elke

regina said...

I'd love the reading too about rest & activity :)