As we head into a new year, do you envision your deliciously blank calendar as an opportunity to do more?
If you’re looking at the upcoming year and thinking about how much you want to accomplish or how many books you intend to read, I’d like to offer this (by my friend and mentor J. Nichole Smith). Think of it as either corollary or antidote to your dreams of being super busy …
“I believe rest isn’t actually about not doing (although, damn, that’s important): it’s about actively being restful. It’s about space, more than anything. Spaciousness.
A total lack of urgency.
Being restful has become something not fluffy or nice to have – it’s essential to my sanity.
So what do you say – can rest be the new busy?
Can we glorify calm, peaceful stillness over go, go, go?”