Welcome to October! As most plants are going into a dormant stage I have been thinking about rest, “wasted time,” doing nothing. I grew up in a family where if you were caught doing nothing you would get a chore! So, I learned that it is important to look busy. Now it is hard for me to relax guilt-free. Maybe some of you feel the same way. What I had to learn is that resting is not “doing nothing!” In fact it is probably one of the most important things we do each day. The fact is whether we plan for it or not our body will take down time so we might as well plan and enjoy it.


“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” Indira Gandhi

“What am I doing? Nothing. I am letting life rain upon me.” Rahel Varnhagen

“Play so that you may be serious.” Anacharsis

“This wasted time I have found by constant experience to be as indispensable as sleep.” John Adams

Coaching Questions:

1. How do you feel about down time?

2. What do you like to do that is relaxing and healing?

3. What are your beliefs and fears about “down time?”

4. What will you do to relax today?

Join me in enjoying guilt-free “do nothing” time today!

Dance with Joy,
Leanna Fredrich
Success Coach

If you would like a coach to support you as you create an extraordinary life contact me at Coach@LeannaFredrich.com

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