Yoga Inspiration: Day 7, Do you take time to rest?

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Since today is Sunday, I felt it was very fitting to take a day of rest. I remember one class period during my senior thesis that changed my life. My teacher started the class with a question. “If there were eight days in the week instead of seven, what would you do on the eighth day?” All of my classmates named things like homework, shopping, cleaning, and other busy activities. I felt a growing sense of dread the closer it came to my turn. I was the only one in the class that had a different answer.

When my teacher turned to me I answered, “Nothing. If I had an extra day I wouldn’t force myself to continue activities I know will cause me stress. I would go on a walk without any particular place I need to go. I would watch a movie without taking extensive notes and researching. I would stay off my phone, sit outside, and take time to think.”

I went on and said I already took Sunday off from school studies and work because after six years of college I realized I needed time for myself to breathe. When I took that time for myself it made a tremendous difference in my school and work life.

So today, I didn’t do yoga or write. I let myself rest and I feel great! For now, I will just leave any who read this post with a happy adieu!

Thank you so much for reading! See you tomorrow.

One thought on “Yoga Inspiration: Day 7, Do you take time to rest?

  1. Pingback: February Yoga Challenge: Day 7, Do you take time to rest? — So Many Thoughts. . . – From the Perspective of an Old Soul

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