Release exhaustion & productivity as status and self-worth
This week we explored the theme of Play and Rest in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.
In her research, Brene' Brown talks about 4 primary ways we hustle for worthiness - pleasing, perfecting, performing, and proving. And guess what hustling for worthiness creates? EXHAUSTION. Let's all take the play and rest more challenge!
The discussion we shared was on cultivating play and rest as well as releasing exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as a measure of self-worth.
From Brene' Brown's Book, the Gifts of Imperfection, her 7th Guidepost for a wholehearted living is this week's theme.
"If we want to live a Wholehearted life, we have to become intentional about cultivating sleep and play, and about letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth."
What do you enjoy doing?
When was the last time you played? Just for the the fun of it?
How often to lay down and take a nap?
What sleep rituals do you have that contribute to great rest?
In Bloom Unity,