For the next 3 weeks I plan on taking a break from blogging. Between adjusting to my husbands return, and blogging for 31 days, I think I really need it!
I’ve been thinking a lot about rest, and breaks. I know in life, there are different seasons. In the natural world there are seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer. The natural seasons seem a lot more quantifiable, but even then, they often don’t fit into neat little dates. But how can you really measure the seasons of life? That’s where I listen to my body, and I could feel the season of rest coming up…
It’s so easy to resist the season of rest. A season of productivity? No problem. But a season of rest is something I always resist and fight, but I feel is so necessary for productivity over the long haul. I mean, I could keep on going, and trucking, but my quality of output won’t be great, and it will be like running uphill instead of on an even plane.
The fact that our culture isn’t all about breaks, and rests, makes it a much more difficult season to accept. The peer pressure is a go-go mentality, but I for one think it’s overrated. Productivity and industry are awesome, and I’m all about it, but I’m even more into going through different seasons of life, and being okay with the quieter “less productive” ones.
What’s your view on rest?