Episode 125 – You Can Rest Now
Episode 125 – You can rest now
“Acknowledge that you can rest. You can have a day off. That you can have some cheat meals…. so you don’t feel that there’s pressure on you the whole time.”
For all those Alpha’s, A-type personalities and Go-getters out there!
You can conquer anything you put your mind to – perhaps with style as well!
You know it!
Deep down you know you’re so good.
IN fact, you could build a braggable global empire complete with six pack abs, glowing skin and stunningly sexy trophy life partner that supports and loves your life mission.
IF… if you only knew how to master rest. haha
(There’s always a caveat).
And therein lies the problem.
You have no rhythm. No balance.
You are a slave to your own double edge sword.
On one hand you have your strength – the drive to thrive beyond average – on the other hand you have a limited supply of energy – your humanity.
Read on below.
Why do you push the boundaries given this knowledge?
It’s because you’re fallible to the little secret “lie” ingrained in your essence – “I am invincible. I will succeed.” (I know, I’m just like you…)
Don’t ask me where it came from. It’s just there. It powers you on where many could never go – far beyond average. And it works.
But then one day you decided to take on your big hairy audious goal and your humanity kicked in. The days, weeks, months (and even years) wore on – and you wore down. Your once fresh sprint became a lonely jog, then progressively an occasional flutter of short runs and now… extended brisk walks – if you’re lucky.
It’s time to acknowledge your humanity – you need to rest!
How does one rest you might ask?
Try these simple tips:
- Sleep-in every now and again – give your mind and body the full recharge it needs
- Eat some soul-foods – give your spirit the emotional nutrition it craves
- Socialise – give your heart and community the time it yearns
- Do something unstructured and spontaneous – give your mind the new stimulation it deserves
- Take on some arts and crafts – perhaps even a hobby – to reengage the mind in its joys
- Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a nap either.
Your Empire can wait a day or so.
First, master your healthy rest habits. Then master your domain.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.