Rachel Cargle, a social activist, has established three guidelines for prioritizing rest.
In our fast-paced culture, setting limits is one of the most important things you can do for your physical and emotional health… yet determining what those boundaries should be can be challenging.
That’s why activist Rachel Cargle’s recent Instagram story with mindful nature retreat firm Getaway struck a chord with so many people. She explains the three boundaries she’s set in order to prioritize rest in the piece.
Rachel Cargle’s rules for putting rest first
1. “Availability” does not equal “open space” in your calendar.
She notes that in her “spare time,” she prefers to relax rather than find methods to be productive.
2. There will be no meeting on Fridays.
“It’s a good idea to remind yourself that things can wait. Capitalism instils in us the belief that productivity is essential and that relaxation is a waste of time “she explains.
3. Develop a JOMO mindset (aka joy of missing out)
“We get caught up in the fear of falling behind if we miss out,” she explains. This boundary is all about letting go of that dread and enjoying the pleasure of not having to do or go anywhere all of the time.