I had a whole list of things I was intending to do yesterday, but I checked very few of those tasks off my list. My body was begging for a day of release, rest, and replenishment. I used to believe these kinds of days were wasted days... but now I view it as a different kind of productivity.
If I don't allow myself the time I need to process and release my lower frequency emotions such as sadness, frustration, or anger, then I carry them longer than necessary... and that impacts my productivity for a longer period of time. Letting my emotions surface, experiencing them fully, inquiring into what needs my attention, and then allowing the release to occur naturally is so much more productive than trying to repress them or soothe them with unhealthy habits.
I've come to view rest as productive time, too... it's giving time and space for a physical, mental, and emotional reset so I can begin the next day feeling refreshed and ready to focus on my intentions and goals.
When was the last time you allowed yourself a day of rest...? What are your favorite ways to rest and reset?