Rest can be so foreign to me at times. In a season of keeping up, I always feel like falling down. As I’m rushing around, quickly going from one responsibility to the next, I can hear the voice in my head saying, “you need to take some time for yourself!” But I jump up, and try to do it all and be all to anyone who asks. I inevitably end up breaking, snapping at loved ones, giving half of myself to everything; doing nothing well and having a deep desire to abandon everything I said yes to.
This month, Marrissa and I will be sharing why resting is part of the doing, and how we are learning to weave different forms of rest into our day-to-day lives in little & big ways. Coming off of a whirlwind launch + hosting 3 gatherings in 8 weeks, there was no better time than now for us to focus on this topic. You don’t have to do it all, or be all. But… we get it. Our hope is that we are able to encourage you throughout the month in a realistic way, by sharing little tips with you.
Are there things you do because you have to, but you don’t necessarily do them well, maybe because of the time crunch or the obligation? There are lots of things on our list like that. Things that ultimately leave us asking ourselves, God, what do you want me to occupy my time with? I think it’s about less frantic, more rested, less hustling, less worried, more mundane, unplanned…slower. This series is about relearning what rest means to us, not just making adjustments to your busy schedule.
We know grateful November is a real thing and we are ALL about being thankful… but we want to keep it real with you: the holidays are seriously exhausting. So this year, we want November to be a time when we are only saying yes to what matters most, so that we can dive into the Christmas season feeling refreshed and eager. This month will be slow and intentional as we prepare our minds, hearts, and bodies for the upcoming holiday season. We hope you’ll join us!