Fake Rest

This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.

Prompt (pg. 10): What does fake-resting look like for you?

Fake resting looks like mindless social media scrolling and checking email.

Fake resting is reading a “work book” on vacation.

Fake resting is talking about all the things we need to do while on a date night.

Fake resting is going over my to do list or grocery list while lying in bed at night.

Fake resting is trying to get all the fun things done and stressing everyone out instead of enjoying the fun.

Fake rest is working in pjs because I’m sick but still working.

Fake rest isn’t rest at all.

Friends, how do you fake-rest?

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of seven, United Methodist pastor... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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