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The 7-Day Wellness Challenge: Wellness Tip #7 (One Thing Most of Us Forget to Do)

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Welcome to Day #7 of our 7-Day Wellness Challenge. This is the final day of our 7-Day Challenge where you have received daily Simple Wellness Tips that Will Silence Your Inner Critic and Rock Your World! (If you’ve missed some of the Wellness Tips this week, feel free to go back and read the previous blogs.)

Wellness Tip #7: Rest & Reflect daily.

We all go, go, go and then wonder why we are so exhausted. We rarely think we have time to rest& reflect. But it’s important. So important that our health depends on it. Our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Making time to rest & reflect shouldn’t get us more uptight about trying to find ways to do it! Think less, not more.

Consider your daily activities, and then see if there might be one less important activity that you could shorten or even stop all together. That choice will give you time for what is more important: resting & reflecting.

The Experiment:

Start with 5 minutes, ultimately aiming for 30-45 minutes daily. Choose activities such as these in your daily rest & reflect time:

• 10-15 min for inspirational and Sacred Scripture reading and prayer. You may wish to journal your thoughts.

• 15-20 minutes where you sit or lie down. Set a timer in case you fall asleep. Close your eyes. Spend the first 5 minutes consciously relaxing each part of your body. Continue to take deep, slow breaths as we discussed in a previous wellness tip, or take a short power nap.

• 5-10 minutes for a brief walk or gentle stretching exercises.

Wellness Tip #7: Rest & Reflect daily.

Silence Your Inner Critic: You may think that you don’t have time and have too much to do. You may want to procrastinate until you have “more” time. Let those thoughts pass with a smile. You can use your thoughts to heal or to sabotage. Try the experiment for 1 week. Then decide. And, don’t let unimportant thoughts steal your peace.

Rock Our World with Your Comments: How did you make time to Rest & Reflect? What difference has it made in your life? Write your thoughts in a personal journal, discuss with a friend or family member, or post a comment below. We thrive and grow with your input!

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