breathe easy, calm down, catch one's breath, chill out, collect oneself, compose oneself, cool off, feel at home, hang loose, lie down, loosen up, make oneself at home, mellow out, put one's feet up, recline, rest, settle back, sit around, sit back, take a break, take a breather, take a load off, take it easy, take ten, unwind, wind down.
Just back from a weekend-long board meeting in Toronto that occupied lots of energy. It was a wonderful exchange, but exhausting nonetheless. I got back Sunday afternoon and had to rush off to Mandarin class, which added to the stress. I love the class, but it requires lots of concentration, which at that point, I was running low on. It took me forever to think of the synonym for relax that meant to totally disengage from my environment – and then it came to me….unplug.
Being the ENTJ alpha-dominant female that I am, I had to plan in my unplug time – and I really should – otherwise, I’ll never take it. My unplug on Sunday night was a dip in the sauna, and my unplug on Monday was early morning prayer and a review of Leviticus. Prayer always brings such a presence and balance of mind. I pray everyday – usually for my loved ones. But on Monday, I made lots of space for just connecting with God in the way that my spirit directed, and I’m so glad He was on the other end.
Romans 12:2 (KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.