We all look forward to rest.
We count down the days until vacation as we picture ourselves relaxing. We can’t wait until the weekend when we get some time off to decompress.
But then that day off comes… and the truth is it didn’t work out like we envisioned. There was that laundry to take care of or that creaky door to repair or that reading we have to catch up on or that last minute preparation for our presentation.
Our to-do lists are just as long as ever, and we feel overwhelmed. Maybe we take a day off and feel stressed the entire time as our tasks loom unfinished in the background. Maybe we give in and work anyway, feeling exhausted and looking forward now to the next day off – the time when we’ll really get to rest.
We like the idea of resting. But the practice is different… not nearly as soothing.
Why does rest not feel restful?