I know as a busy Momma there are many days when I am exhausted and running on fumes, thinking all I needed was a nap. However, I recently found this quiz and was surprised at the results.
As it turns out there are 7 different kinds of rest that we need as individuals and our needs change frequently:
Physical: The chance to use the body in restorative ways to decrease muscle tension, reduce headaches, and promote higher quality sleep.
Mental: The ability to quiet cerebral chatter and focus on things that matter.
Spiritual: The capacity to experience God in all things and recline in the knowledge of the Holy.
Emotional: The freedom to authentically express feelings and eliminate people-pleasing behaviors.
Social: The wisdom to recognize relationships which revive from ones that exhaust and how to limit exposure to toxic people.
Sensory: The opportunity to downgrade the endless onslaught of sensory input received from electronics, fragrances, and background noise.
Creative: The experience of allowing beauty to inspire awe and liberate wonder.
I know I am tired and I know I’ve been a bit moody lately but my results shocked me at just how tired I am.
[Below are your personal rest deficit assessment results. Use these results to help you see which types of rest you already excel at and which ones you need to focus on improving.
How To Interpret Your Results:
Based on your input, the type of rest with the highest score is the one you should focus on. It is the primary type of rest you are missing in your life.
If you score 0-15: You are getting adequate rest in this area
If you score 16-25: You are experiencing rest in this area but would thrive with more.
If you score 26-35: You are feeling the effects of your lack of rest and need a change.
If you score >35: Your life is negatively affected by your lack of rest in this area.
Physical Rest Score: 30
Mental Rest Score: 23
Emotional Rest Score: 18
Spiritual Rest Score: 10
Social Rest Score: 15
Sensory Rest Score: 16
Creative Rest Score: 23]
It seems that the only areas where I am getting enough rest in are my spiritual and sensory so I guess maybe the few minutes of ‘quiet time’ I get in the mornings are paying.
My highest need seems to be for physical rest which was really a no-brainer because I know I don’t get to rest as much as I should.
At least now I know what areas to work on so that maybe I can feel a lot better in the upcoming days… being a Momma truly is hard work!
What areas are you lacking in? Take the quiz and let me know in the comments!
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Oh my goodness, the past few weeks have been so super busy… but then again it seems that we are always so super busy anymore which is something I definitely want to work on because this Momma is exhausted! Anyway, hopefully, we will see the rewards of some of the projects we’ve been on and will be able to share them here soon.
The past couple of weeks we have been doing some major cleaning and organizing around here. I started in the storage shed where I bought a couple of big shelves from Sam’s Club when they had a special going on for Memorial Day.
The kids wanted to make bunk beds out of the shelves and I’ve seen some Pinterest ideas where they have used them as such but I needed them for organization. They did go together fairly easily which was a good thing. I put both shelves together one morning and then worked on the shed for a couple of days. Here is a rather embarrassing picture of the shed before:
As you can see, it was nearly impossible to find anything without moving a ton of junk beforehand.
I can find my square dance outfits easily and the kids love having space where they can play with some of the neat homeschool resources they haven’t seen before. I do need to sort through a lot of stuff and donate a bit but I am so happy that I finally have all of my homeschool stuff in one place! Really, you just don’t know how happy that makes this Momma! Continue reading “Super Busy Start To The Summer”
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Overall 1.8 billion people own smartphones and use their devices on a daily basis. Some studies estimate that an average person checks their screen 150 times a day.
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