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Resting is a Skill

By: Michael Blankenship |

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you”. 

– Anne Lamott

A few years ago, Micaila and I spent a month in Rovinj, Croatia (highly recommended). Here’s what it looks like. And I swear it’s just as beautiful as this picture…

*Here’s a list of things to do in Rovinj, Croatia*

It was summer. And we were right next to the beach. So we went to the beach almost every day. 

To force ourselves to enjoy the moment, we set a rule where we couldn’t be on our phones while we were at the beach. We could read a book. Or we could sunbathe. Or we could play with our daughter in the water. Those were the only options. 

And I remember at first I was terrible at relaxing at the beach. My brain would constantly bug me about things I had to do or things I’d forgotten to do earlier. It was all BS. Like an addict looking for their next hit, I was just addicted to doing stuff.

But with enough beach days, I got better. And I started to see resting as a skill itself — one that’s well worth practicing and improving. 

Want to get better at turning down the volume? 

Here’s a great article from Forbes titled, The Benefits Of Resting And How To Unplug In A Busy World. Check it out for some tips. 

Or just go to Rovinj for a month. 

That’d do the trick. 🙂

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