Rest & Reset Retreat 9-11 March 2018 🖤
To the #exhausted, run down, #overwhelmed#parent and #carer. To the one who yells in frustration but doesn't mean it. To the one who doesn't have time to prepare dinner because you're running home from appointments, battling the #NDIS, and getting ready for the #meltdown that's just around the corner. For the parent who forgets who they are and what your #passions used to be. For the ones who want to feel that spark #light up and all the troubles to wash away. To the parent who can't deal with one more screaming #child as they get prodded with a needle for routine bloods, or sent to sleep for a procedure, or inhales the stench of anesthetic as your child wakes in the recovery ward. For the ones who feel like they're #battling this alone.
This #retreat has been made with #You at the centre of my heart ❤️ Imagine ... - Wake up on your own time - Eat nourishing meals prepared for you
- Walk out of your room straight into nature - Surround yourself with lush rainforest and bird song - Connect with others who understand - Engage in activities that help your body and mind rest and relax - Sit on the beach with the setting sun and enjoy a bonfire by the ocean - Space to breathe and move
- Have time for yourself!
- Learn techniques and strategies to help you cope with the busy demands of your life from someone who knows your hardships, highs, lows and joys
BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW to fill up your cup. You are worth everything on offer at retreat to feel #rested, #calm, #energized and #connected with yourself so you can keep giving to your #children and #families. LINK IN BIO 🙏🏻💕 #theroadunseen
Hope to see you there
Psalms 37:6-7 "And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."
If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit.
The past week has been rough physically for me. I have been struggling with some back pain. I have a few ribs that pop in and out of place, a deep knot, and tense muscles. I go to a holistic massage therapist but he isn’t able to get me in until Saturday. He told me it’s okay to take a week off from working out - which, duh, if you are in pain or injured, you’re body needs rest. But I didn’t want to “give in.”
Instead of leg day from #80dayobsession, I did leg day from #littleobsessed. I wanted something shorter (30 min vs 60 min) and not as intense. I also lightened up on my weights. 15 minutes in, I felt pain in my back and shoulders. I knew the pain I was feeling wasn’t typical “good pain.” It was “bad pain” “hurt pain” “not right pain.” So I decided to skip to the cool down and stretch.
I was disappointed I didn’t finish the workout, but proud of myself for recognizing that I need to listen to my body and let it heal and rest. I’m not sure it’ll heal without going in to get it worked on, but I don’t need to be putting it under unnecessary stress.
All I can do now is rest, stretch, roll and release, epsom salt bath - all kinds of self-care stuff - until my appointment on Saturday. I will just play it day by day and listen to my body as it tries to recover.
Bottom line, I didn’t “give in.” I didn’t quit. I’m learning to rest. I’m learning to listen to my body. And LOVE IT. 💕