A Time of Rest

A Time of Rest

I was home visiting my family this past weekend for the Easter holiday. My school is gracious enough to give its students a few extra days off, so I got to have a long weekend back home.

I didn’t do much during that time. Well, if “doing things” means being productive. I worked on my Camp NaNoWriMo project, did some homework here and there, but I mostly did things that I enjoyed, like reading and gaming and spending time with my family.

It was a quiet, relaxing weekend. I didn’t pressure myself to do much.

Sometimes, it seems like a lot of people make a big deal about their “social media fast” or taking a “Sabbath” or what have you, and I, being cynical by nature, see those sorts of mentions as attention grabbing. But in hindsight, after a weekend where I didn’t do much and didn’t talk to many people, I gotta say that there’s some truth to it. Sometimes it’s nice to spend a morning just reading a book instead of texting people or scrolling through feeds.

It’s not something for everyone, but maybe it’s worth a try. Enjoy quiet moments and quiet days. You often don’t realize how much you need them until they’re passed.


How do you like to spend quiet moments? What do you do to rest your mind and body? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Until next time!

3 thoughts on “A Time of Rest

  1. I love having quiet days! I didn’t realize how much I need them until I took one a few months back, and it was like a breath of fresh air (literally). I’ve been looking into research on social media recently, and the effects of it. There are tons of positives, but we need to spend time away from our screens; for our brains to be healthy they need times of quiet, without input, where they can simply think. 🙂 I hope you continue to have a good break! ❤

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  2. I don’t have enough quiet moments, actually. But it is helpful to relax by working on a project that has nothing to do with work or any outside obligations.

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