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Rest for the Restless

Increasing levels of restlessness in society

The world is experiencing an unprecedented level of restlessness. Never has there ever been an increase in wellness and peace retreat centres than in this era. Also never has there ever been an increase in mental health deterioration than in this era. Despite the frantic pace of modern life, people are yearning for tranquility and serenity amidst their hectic schedules. However, they are never content enough! And still the question remains – How to overcome restlessness?

What does science say about it?

In fact Science says stress and restlessness reduces life expectancy more than heavy smoking! Each person bears their burden within – whether be it their career advancement goals or social media obsessions – which eventually wears them out physically and mentally. If the worries of this life choke a person’s mind, it makes him or her uneasy and restless and unable to enjoy all the little beautiful things of life. Nothing compares to the good night sleep or a peaceful dinner with family after a hard day at work.

Is there an end to this human pursuit to overcome restlessness?

Walk into the self help section in the library and you will see scores of books on how to lead a happy and peaceful life. Have you ever wondered why there has been an exponential growth in such literary genres? It is because people are searching for answers to the question of how to overcome restlessness.

We often believe that we are capable of anything and everything. But sometimes life throws us a curveball, and it can be easy to forget how helpless we truly are. Falling into trouble can be a difficult experience, but it can also bring with it invaluable lessons. It is at those critical moments of life that we understand our nothingness and wonder if there is an almighty creator who can ease our burden.

How to overcome restlessness?

If restlessness and uneasiness clouds your day, you can quiet yourself under your creators love and care, knowing that everything will turn out good for those who love Him. We all need a place to find rest and solace, and what better place than in the arms of the creator? The scripture says, “Oh my soul, find rest in God alone”. This reminder is a gentle call to all of us to turn our hearts towards God and to trust in Him.

Even amid the turbulence of life’s tumultuous moments, remember these precious tenets on how to overcome restlessness.

1. Recognize your restlessness and why it’s happening.

2. Take a break and do something relaxing.

3. Talk to someone about how you’re feeling.

4. Break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable ones.

5. Exercise regularly to reduce anxiety and stress levels.

6. Get enough sleep so that your body and mind can rest and recharge adequately.

7. Seek refuge in God under His love and care and allow Him to soothe your soul.

Let us look on for such a rest and peace, which is everlasting and more than enough for any circumstance of life!


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