Is ‘doing’ nothing.

In a world where we are constantly trying to do more, have more and want more, it’s a challenge to simply ‘be’ at any moment, let alone, do it for 2 weeks.

For the past 2 weeks, I have been put on bed rest because I dislocated my knee. At first, I struggled mentally with the thought of being on bed rest. After a few days had passed and the medication the hospital had given me had worn off, I became more present, more in my body.

I noticed myself go through the common head-talk:

“How will work cope without me”,

“How will my clients carry on without me”,

“What if I never completely recover”,

“I don’t have time to rest”.

Then, I decided to embrace it because most likely, in a few weeks when I return to normal everyday living, I’ll be longing for time to rest.

I mean, isn’t that something we all say, “If only I had a week to rest, to pause and take stock of everything”?

Well, I’m telling you, 2 weeks on, my body feels rested. It feels like I can cope with life. My head and body feels more calm.

Kind of like that feeling after you’ve meditated. (if you don’t know what that feels like, try meditating, it’s incredible!)

 

So, are you up for the challenge to not ‘do’ anything?