shutterstock_127021823When I saw this image, I knew I wanted to write a blog about it.  The words create an image of a person in repose.  What I noticed most was the negative connotation the words had for me…procrastinate…blame…cowardice…ignorant…selfish…uncouth…slacking…loaf…disobedient…irresponsible…  Lazy is a word that brings up lots of feelings for me.  I wouldn’t want anyone to label me Lazy!  The presumption is that repose and productivity are not related.

What do you think about taking time for your self…time of quiet, of repose, of relaxation?  What are the words that come to mind for you?  What were you taught when you were younger about work and rest?

What do you think about when you actually do take time for yourself?  What you should be doing instead of resting or playing?  Do you go through your to do list?  Isn’t there something more PRODUCTIVE I could be doing?

You will find in the small print of this a couple of words…relax…wishful…But those are the only two “positive” words that are there.  I invite you to replace the words that are above with new words and new meanings.

Calm…quiet…content…creative…listening…inviting…considering…hoping…planning…regenerating…rejuvenation…creation…meditation…healing…health…being…productive…

What words would you add to create your image of repose?

By creating this time for yourself, you actually increase your productivity in your work and family…This is time where you may solve the problem that has been plaguing you…This is the time where you will SEE and Create the alternatives!