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Justine Froelker - Mental Health Motivational Speaker - Quote

how to truly rest

What have you been taught about rest?

Maybe that there isn’t time for that.

Or that rest is for the lazy.

Or for those people.

Or how will everything get done if I rest?

I know life is a lot, especially this time of year.

May I be your reminder and also the model of what happens when you don’t rest (because seriously I live the consequences of not learning to rest until it was too late every day).

If you don’t make time for rest, make no doubt, somehow your life, or especially and most likely, your body will make you make the time for rest.

The most productive people know how to truly rest.

Also, your worth or how loveable you are is not in how much you produce.

People are people, and we are not robots, in which case we must rest.

When you eventually crash, nothing gets done.

Resting is not only just sleeping or zoning out or numbing away, for that matter.

Resting is doing some of your favorite things that fill up your soul, heart, body, and mind.

Resting is being.

Resting is quiet.

On the other side of rest you feel refilled, restored, and refreshed.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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