How do you rest? Self-care as a spiritual practice.

If I asked you to rest, but you could not take a nap, get into bed or lie down, what would you do?

What would feel restful for you?

This question cracked my mind open.

It led me down a rabbit hole of rethinking my entire self-care practice, which I had solidly built around the altar of The Hallowed Nap.

I still adore naps (global customer service standards would quadruple if call centers gave their staff a cozy napping space), but the idea that we can rest with our eyes open and our body upright lights my eyeballs right up. You, too?

This conversation with today’s AnnikaTV guest was instrumental in igniting my rediscovery of true rest. I hope it revs up your rest relationship, too.

Tune in.

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In this episode of AnnikaTV, I’m talking with Meredyth Hunt.

Meredyth’s preferred form of rest is, shall we say, a bit uncommon, which is why I am SO excited to share this episode with you.

I hope hearing how she rests will inspire you to think about places or activities in your own life that might be a bit unusual or off-the-beaten-path but still carry a profound sense of healing and rejuvenation for you.

Even if that is a loud place or a very physically challenging activity, if it feels like it fills you up, nourishes you, then that’s restful.

Go to the place or do the thing that feels like you’re plugging in to a cosmic outlet.

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Click play below to watch our conversation.

In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you. Tell me:

Do you already know what your unique form of rest is?

If not, when you try Meredyth’s suggestion, what comes to mind?

Wishing you rest – the real, restorative, this-feels-like-someone-is-hugging-my-heart kind. xo

Love,
Annika