Practicing mindfulness of our minds and bodies, we find that we are not as in control of our minds as we may think. When we begin to tire, it often becomes even more difficult to stay mindful of our habit energies, thought processes, and fear and doubt.
We may take time throughout the day to stop and assess our energy level. If we are tired (emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically), we may take a brief moment to regroup, maybe meditate, and be aware of our body and mind’s exhaustion. With mindfulness and compassion, we are able to feel our energy dwindling. Rather than trying to run from or ignore the discomfort this may bring, we must face it head on, smile at it with an open heart, and embrace it. There is a large difference between ignoring the discomfort and working through it.
When you need a rest, you need a rest. Resting when necessary is a compassionate act, and allows you to re-energize and hopefully be more mindful.