Do you remember the day it happened? The day when you sat down to rest by reading a book, taking a bath, watching a movie, or just chat with a friend… that all of a sudden you felt lazy?
I’m quite sure I’m not the only one that feels this way.
It came on so gradually for me that I don’t remember it magically starting one specific day, but it did happen. Re-learning how to rest and not feel guilty about it is being so incredibly hard for me.
As a kid I couldn’t sit still – literally could not sit still. In restaurants I would climb out of my highchair OVER the tray, in church they would put me in the nursery but when I was too old for that, quiet activities for me to work on but even that didn’t always work. As I got older and understood that I really needed to be quiet, I would bounce my leg or tap a pencil (to everyone’s great delight). Finding something to do that would keep me moving but keep me seated in one spot. [Read more…]
Marta Goertzen is an entrepreneur, writer and nature photographer. She daily explores the trails and beaches of the South Central Oregon Coast with her buddy Bailey. You can follow along on their adventures on Instagram. She is also the author of several books including her newest, “Choosing Gratitude: A Daily Quiet Time Journal”.