Day 9: 12 Days of Purposeful Wellness

Rest and Relax

You may think I’m crazy.  Rest?  With all there is still to do?  Yes, especially because there is still so much to do!  A 10 minute walk, or sitting with a cup of tea, listening to some Christmas music and even a 20 minute power nap, can recharge your physical strength and mental acuity.  It will also keep you away from the temptation to use sugar and/or caffeine to energize you through that to-do list.


Prayer: Jesus, You promise us in Your Word that you will teach us how to take a real rest, and we know Your promises are true and available in any season, especially the busy and sometimes overwhelming seasons like Christmas.  Point out times and ways we can rest.  Remind us when guilt tries to creep in that if You are teaching us to rest, then it can’t be a bad thing because You only gift good gifts. Bring us awareness of how good we feel and how much better our choices and emotions are when we are rested.  Help us encourage others to learn to rest also.  Thank You for patiently guiding us.  Our desire is to be more like You in every way.

*Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

Published by Grace Gardiner

I am a Jesus girl, married to the biggest fan any woman could have. I have an amazing family that I treasure dearly. I am a teacher, speaker, writer, encourager and lover of way too many books and craft supplies. My passion is to seek God first in every area of my life and to lead women to find the purpose God has for them so they can thrive.

2 thoughts on “Day 9: 12 Days of Purposeful Wellness

  1. As I get older and acquire more aches and pains my body reminds me that I need to rest. I try to do different things besides scroll Facebook during my time of rest. Yesterday for the first time in months I went on the treadmill and I so needed that.


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