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Redefining Rest: The Surprising Link Between 'Depressed' and 'Deep REST'

the surprising link between depressed and deep rest

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the constant hustle and bustle of life? I recently stumbled upon a video featuring Jim Carrey sharing some profound insights. He mentions how in the midst of our busy schedules and distractions, it's easy to slip into feelings of depression. Surprisingly, he points out that the word "depressed" sounds similar to "deep rest." Essentially, it's our body and mind signalling us to slow down and give ourselves the rest we truly need.


This really struck a chord with me a few weeks ago. After juggling my coaching business, corporate job, and personal challenges, I hit a low point. I was drained, unfocused, and frankly, not feeling my best. Embracing the Energy Leadership framework, I made a conscious choice to honour my emotions and give myself the space to rest - physically, emotionally and mentally - free from self-judgment. And you know what? It made a world of difference. By acknowledging my need for rest, I found myself rejuvenated, with a newfound sense of creativity and purpose.


It's crucial to remember that it's totally okay not to be at your best all the time. Giving yourself permission to experience your emotions authentically can lead to incredible growth and renewal. Every feeling is temporary, including moments of depression. So, if you're currently in that space, know that this too shall pass.


With that being said, if you find yourself stuck in this funk for an extended period and can't seem to shake it off, remember that help is always available. Don't hesitate to reach out to me, a trusted friend/family member or seek professional guidance. Support is around you; all you need to do is be open to accepting it.


Take care of yourself and remember, rest is not a luxury—it's a necessity.



To your inner superpower!

Charmaigne x


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