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The Art of Rest: How Team HFK Masters the Art of Recharging

December 8, 2023

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In today’s fast-paced world, rest often takes a backseat–who has time for that?!

Even though the team at Her First $100K® takes rest *very* seriously, we know just how hard it can be to prioritize. 

Everyone rests differently, so we’re sharing our unique approaches to rest in the hope that you’ll find some inspiration for yourself and get that quality downtime you deserve.

Embracing Digital Detox

Team HFK understands the importance of digital detox. And yet the siren song of cleaning TikToks and YouTube rabbit holes can magically eat up hours of our time…

To give ourselves helpful boundaries, some of us regularly schedule ‘No Phone Days’, often on Sundays, and use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature to limit digital interruptions. This practice helps in maintaining a healthy balance between connectivity and solitude. Those of us at HFK who go on DND ensure our family is aware of rest schedules, creating an environment conducive to relaxation without unexpected disturbances.

Intentional Home Activities

Home tasks like laundry, cooking, cleaning, and reading are more than chores for some of the HFK team; they’re opportunities for mental breaks. Folding hits differently when paired with the latest romantasy favorite, ya know? 

If cleaning the oven will never feel like rest for you (understandable), activities like taking a bath or reading might better provide that sense of accomplishment and relaxation.

The Power of Walks

Walks without content consumption are a favored rest technique around here! It’s a chance to connect with nature and oneself, away from the constant bombardment of information. (See digital detox above.)

Conscious Consumption

Team HFK practices restraint in content consumption. Avoiding second-screening and taking social media and news breaks are essential strategies to prevent information overload.

The ‘No Obligation’ Rule

Calling all busy bees: setting aside ‘No Obligation’ weekends or days allows HFK team members to recharge without feeling guilty about not fulfilling social or professional obligations.

Scheduling Rest

For those who struggle with saying ‘no’ (who us?!?), scheduling rest becomes vital. Planning activities that you genuinely enjoy ensures that rest time is effective and enjoyable. No shame in planning for rest–you do you.

Some HFK team members emphasize intentional scheduling over perfect control. It’s about making conscious choices rather than adhering to a rigid plan.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Waking up early to indulge in a favorite activity provides a serene start to the day, setting a positive tone for the hours ahead. Do we always make this happen? No. Do we love it when we do? Yes.

The ‘Yes Break’

A ‘Yes Break’ is a designated time when team members allow themselves to take a break from saying ‘yes’ and allow themselves to say no to events or plans without feeling guilty. 

Personalized Rest

Understanding that rest is not one-size-fits-all is crucial. Activities like puzzles or facials might be relaxing for some, but if they aren’t for you, that’s fine too!! It’s about finding what truly helps you unwind.

Rest Hacks

Team HFK also believes in bundling types of rest. For example, going for a walk with a friend can serve as social, creative, and physical rest. Feed two birds with one scone, as they say.

Offline Weeks

We try to walk the walk as much as we talk the talk. Each quarter, Team HFK engages in offline weeks, completely disconnecting from digital platforms to fully recharge and reconnect with themselves and their surroundings.

Tl;dr: Rest is a nuanced and personal experience. While it’s not always easy, our team finds that with a little planning and intentionality, rest can become an enjoyable and rejuvenating part of our daily lives.

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