Self-growth is essential for our well-being. It helps us live our best lives. 

Part of our well-being is discovering new hobbies and talents, changing bad habits, and finding physical wellness and emotional balance. Self-growth is basically improving every aspect of our lives. When you look around, everybody continually seeks improvement. However, the pressure from our peers makes us feel overwhelmed and doubtful whether we are doing enough.

If self-growth feels like a quest, you have to stop and rest. Put down everything. Yes, everything, even your laundry or any household chores. You can call your nearby laundry service or a maid for hire to do the chores for you. It is a must to rest to grow efficiently.

Rest Helps You Rebuild

Relaxation and sleep should be one of your top priorities.

When you take time out, it helps you deal with the external pressures and accomplish more. There are several ways to rest:

    • Adequate sleep. Always aim for 8 hours of sleep each night. You should discipline yourself by going to bed and waking up at a consistent time. 


  • Do meditation each day. Find a cozy corner at your home, take a moment to relax, and sit. Observe your thoughts, breathe and deeply let go of anything that stresses you. It makes your mind calm and clear.
  • Practice mindfulness and gratitude. Sometimes we overlook the things we achieve. Intentionally practicing gratitude and mindfulness helps you relax and slow down your pace in self-improvement.
  • Go for a walk, do regular exercise. Physical activity gives you a breather. Going for a walk or jog at the park gives you fresh air. Moreover, it lets you relax and observe nature.
  • Take a warm bath. A long warm bath soothes your sore muscles and enhances your circulation, helping you physically and mentally relax.
  • Eat a hearty meal. Nothing beats the joy of eating your favorite dish or meal. Treat yourself to your favorite restaurant or cook your favorite dish. Do not forget to enjoy a warm herbal tea or your favorite coffee to energize you.
  • Disconnect from work and household responsibilities. You have to balance your personal needs and life responsibilities. There is nothing wrong with taking a one-day break away from all your obligations. You can delegate some of your household responsibilities by calling a laundry service or maid service to do some simple household tasks.


Feeling Guilty Having a Rest?

You should not feel guilty for taking a rest. Ever. You should slow down and enjoy life. 

Dedicate some time to live your life. Self-growth is not healthy if it dominates your life and leaves you feeling doubtful of yourself. If self-growth is draining the life out of you and causing more distress than happiness, it is time to seek professional help.

Remember, self-growth should be healthy, realistic, and productive.

Final Takeaway

Our desire to improve and live well is normal. We are designed for self-growth. However, pushing yourself beyond limits is inherently bad. Each one of us needs to rest. Slow down, have some rest, celebrate where you are.

Author's Bio: 

Hassan Awan