Never Underestimate the Power of Rest

As some of you know, I had surgery a week and a half ago, and I’ve been resting and recovering since then. Well, recovering anyway. Last week was the final week of school and after school activities for my boys before Christmas, so there were Christmas parties and concerts. And, of course, all happening in the same 24 hour period!

Woman MeditatingI forget how much rest my body needs to facilitate healing. Tuesday and Wednesday were the worst. Tuesday I was only busy first thing in the morning, and then in the evening, but I didn’t take a nap that afternoon. I was so exhausted when the boys’ activities were finally over for the evening, I couldn’t wait to get into bed. I think it was 8:00 pm.

I was able to sleep in some on Wednesday before heading out to the different schools to participate in each child’s Christmas concert/crafts. As it was, I had to miss the oldest’s talent show because it was at the same time as the activities at the younger two’s school.  Again, after bouncing between classrooms trying to give each child my attention, I was exhausted.

This past week I have done a lot of sleeping, a lot of meditation, and a lot of self-Reiki. Some of it must have paid off, because the surgeon said there was less bruising than he has seen. I think that may also be thanks to the many others who sent me Reiki and healing during and right after my surgery. (Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!)

I’m still caught up in the whirlwind of activities that come with the holiday season, and having a little boy’s birthday this week. But I am doing my best to not overplan my time off, so that I can get as much rest as possible. I plan to start the new year rested, healed and as healthy as I can! (Easier said than done sometimes, in a house with 3 young boys! LOL!)



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