Multi-Passionate Mastery

Ep 29: 3 Ways to Prioritize Rest as a Multi-Passionate

November 30, 2022 D'Ana Joi Season 2 Episode 29
Multi-Passionate Mastery
Ep 29: 3 Ways to Prioritize Rest as a Multi-Passionate
Show Notes Transcript

Hey, multi-passionate! Let's explore how you can prioritize rest and make it a non-negotiable aspect of your life.

  • Do you set aside time to rest without any guilt, or are you waiting until you have everything "figured out" before you allow yourself to take a break and enjoy a period of rest?

  • Do you know what "resting" TRULY means for you specifically?

  • Do you have enough space in your schedule for rest to be an option?

  • And have you decided that resting only means taking a nap/doing nothing, or have you considered more active ways to rest as well?

These are the questions that today's episode will help you answer. 


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This is important because if you feel like the only way to rest is to take a nap and then it's time to get some rest and you don't feel like taking a nap, you're going to be like,"ah, I guess I'll just keep working then," or"okay well, I don't know what to do." And it's going to throw you out of that restful state because now you're like problem solving. So instead of that, have some options for both passive and active resting and then choose what will feel the most nourishing for you in the moment. Welcome to the Multi-passionate Mastery Podcast. The podcast where creatives come to embrace their talents as a gift, not a burden. I am your host, D'Ana Joi. Together we'll explore how to finally make friends with focus, ditching overwhelm, and idea fatigue once and for all, and how to be unapologetic about who you are as a multi-passionate. But I'm not just going to pump you up with a bunch of empowerment content. I'm going to give you tools and practices that you can implement starting today. It's time to unlock your multi-passionate mastery. Let's begin. This episode is brought to you by thrive guide. My free 10 part digital magazine delivered straight to your inbox every month. Inside of each beautifully designed issue, you'll find articles. Interactive worksheets, inspiring case studies and so much more. All with the goal of helping you thrive as a multi-passionate creative. Click the link down on our show notes to subscribe and get your first issue of thrive guide today. Hello, and welcome to our season two finale episode. We have made it to the end of season two. And I want to take a moment to thank you for listening throughout the season, whether you are just finding this podcast or you have been listening since season one. I so appreciate you being here. And to those of you who have taken a moment to leave a review on apple podcast or a five star rating on Spotify, or share this podcast with a friend. I want to, especially thank you for helping us grow for helping the show reach the hearts and the ears and the minds of more multi passionates. If you've been listening to the show and you've gained anything valuable if it means so much to me, if you would leave a review. Leaving a review helps other people find our show. It gives us more credibility. And it's always great to hear your thoughts and hear how the show is impacting you. So, if you have a moment after you listened to this episode, please consider leaving a review. I'm going to plant that seed here now. And then I'll remind you again, at the end of the episode. Today, we're going to talk about how to prioritize rest as a multi-passionate. I thought that would be the perfect topic for a season finale episode, because after this episode, I will be taking a break in order to rest. So the podcast will go off air for a couple of months. Or at least a month. I'm not exactly sure how long, but we're going to have a period of rest before season three comes out. I will have a couple of bonus episodes coming out in between seasons. So if you want to make sure you don't miss those, then please subscribe on whatever app you're using to listen to this podcast, or you can click the link in our show notes and get on my email list. And opt-in for podcasts updates. And I'll email you anytime we have a new episode, including any bonus episodes. So. This is the finale and it's about to be a rest period for me. And I've worked really, really intentionally on what my relationship with resting looks like, and it's something that I help my clients do as well. So I thought it would be the perfect conversation for today. I'm going to give you three tips for prioritizing rest as a multi-passionate. I know that as a multi-passionate person, you have a lot of ideas, you have a lot that you want to accomplish in this lifetime and sometimes it can feel exhausting, just figuring out where to start. Sometimes it can feel exhausting, juggling all your ideas or staying focused on what you're doing when you have a ton of new ideas coming in all the time. I get it. I've been there sometimes I still need to go back and utilize the method that I teach my clients for myself to keep myself on track. Because this is an ongoing process as a multi-passionate person. And what I've noticed with a lot of my clients is that when it comes to resting, they feel like because they have more that they want to accomplish. Or more that they want to figure out that they can't rest just yet. And so it breaks my heart, honestly, a little bit because. Resting is not a reward that you get to give yourself after everything is perfect and figured out. You're going to be in a perpetual state of figuring things out. There's just different layers to it, right? So let's say that we work together, you join my program and we figure out your priorities together. That's what I help my clients do. I help them decide exactly what to start with. And then what can come next and what can come next? So let's say we figure that out. Now after you set your priorities, there's still other things to figure Right. There's okay. So now what's my workflow going to look like so that I can gain momentum on this priority that I've set? There's how am I going to keep shiny object syndrome at bay now that I know exactly what I'm prioritizing? So there's always going to be more to figure out. And that's why I love being a coach because I get to help my clients do that. But if you are waiting to give yourself rest to give yourself a period of rest or a moment of rest. Or creating an environment that feels restful for yourself. If you're putting all of that until you have everything figured out, you're going to be waiting a long time. And so let's talk about how you can rest right now. How you can start resting today. How you can prioritize rest as a part of your creative process as a part of your life as a multi-passionate person. So my first tip for how to prioritize rest as a multi-passionate. Is to understand when you need rest. And what your unique flavor of rest is. The best way to do this is to learn your human design. If you've listened to a few of my episodes and season two, then you probably know by now that I love human design. It's my favorite tool for helping my clients understand themselves and gain clarity about who they are how they make decisions, how they move through the world, what they want, and also how to rest. So I'm going to give you a couple examples. I'm a human design manifester. That's my human design And what that means for me when it comes to rest. Is that it's important for me to integrate rest, even if I don't necessarily feel tired. For me resting is a part of my creative process. I create in these burst of energy. Where I can crank a lot of work out. I can get a lot done, but then after that, I need to have a period of rest. It's sort of like a cycle. So I create. And then I rest. In that restful state. Then I might get the next urge to create, and then the cycle repeats. But if I don't give myself that time to rest. My entire creative process is at risk. And so for me, it's not about, okay, well, I did X amount of work. And so now it's time for me to rest, or I've been putting out work, you know, all day and now I'm going to rest at the end of my Workday. It's not that simple Sometimes I wake up and I have this feeling of deep disinterest. I'm like I'm over this. I don't feel like it today. No one talked to me. No one touched me and I have this deep disinterest. When I feel that way. I know not to force it. I know not to push myself. I know that that's not a day to record a podcast or write an email or try to work. I know that that means it's time to rest. So I have learned sort of like these, not only my cycle of creation and rest, but also when I feel disinterested or if I feel a little bit like angry about things that are on my schedule or anything like that. I know that as a manifestor, those are signs for me to rest. And when I rest, I need to make sure that it is a rest without any guilt. So that I can truly drop into a restful state because if I'm resting and then criticizing myself, for resting, I cannot truly feel rejuvenated. And I think that would go for all human design types, but I want to throw that in there. So that's, my process is a manifester. For a different human design type let's use generator, human design generator, for example. If that's your type, you're going to have a completely different relationship with rest. Because as a generator or a manifesting generator and the human design system, you have this motor. That allows you to put out work on a pretty steady basis, so you can work all throughout the day. And then at the end of the day, just kind of go okay. That was really satisfying. I'm ready to rest. So it's more of a cycle of output, output, output, output, output, rest. And then you can get right back up the next day. Output output, output, output, output, rest. So a little bit more of the kind of cycle of rest that were used to the manifesting generator and generators from a design types. Are the most common types. So this is what we kind of are used to. You go to work, you do your work throughout the day and you rest in the evening, Now for a Manifester. When I say rest, it could be days. Multiple days of rest before I can really, really work again. For a generator, probably just resting in the evening, you're going to be able to get right back up the next day and keep going. Now, this is a little bit generalized. Of course, it's going to look different for everyone, but I want to give you these two examples, because I want you to understand that rest is going to look different based on your human design type. I don't want to go too deep into the human design rabbit hole. It's a deep, deep, well that I can dive into, but I don't want to take up the whole episode talking about human design. So, if you want to hear more about how to learn new Human Design, And get some foundational knowledge, then go back and listen to episode 19 with Krystal woods. She's the feature human design practitioner inside of my coaching program, prioritize and thrive. And she talks on that episode about why learning your human design is so important for clarity and understanding yourself. So. I'll link to that in the show notes and you can go check that out if you want to learn more. But to recap my very first tip for how to prioritize rest as a multi-passionate is to understand what rest looks like for you. What does that mean for you? When do you require rest? What flavor of rest do you require is another way to think about And my favorite tool for figuring that out is human design. Tip number For prioritizing rest is to make sure that you have enough space in your schedule for rest to be present. If you look at your calendar, you look at your planner and you have multiple calls every day or you have worked, and then you have all these different social activities. You can see that maybe rest isn't on the menu per se. I don't know about you, but getting it to a restful state. Can take a bit of time. Have you ever gone on a vacation? Gone out of town and it takes a couple of days to just like, okay. I'm out of my routine and I'm on vacation, right. Resting, truly resting can feel the same way. So just saying, okay, well, I have an hour here in between calls and I'll rest. That might not be enough. Spaciousness and your schedule for rest to be present. So as you think about how you plan your activities in your day to day life, Are you leaving enough time for rest, to even be an option for you? Do you have one day a week where you don't do any calls, for example? Or do you have one day a week where you can, maybe if you're working for yourself, you can just say, Hey, I'm only going to work a half day I'm going to stop my work day at 12, and I'm going to go do something restful and nourishing for the rest of the day. Do you have time like that scheduled? What are your weekends look like? Are you cramming in errands and chores and trying to get so much done on the weekend that by the time Monday comes, you don't feel that you had any chance to rest? I'm asking these questions because I don't have your calendar in front of me. So I don't know what your schedule looks But I invite you to look at your calendar, look at your planner. Look not only at a day to day basis, but look at what does your week look like? What do your months look like? If you have kids and you're taking them to all these activities. And, you know, you have all these different commitments on your schedule. Is there even time available for you to rest? I don't want you to beat yourself up if you're not getting these restful moments throughout the day or restful days throughout the week, if you haven't even allowed for that in your schedule. So the first step in creating enough space in your schedule for rest is understanding what it looks like currently. You're going to be able to see very quickly."Oh yeah. Obviously, I'm not resting. My schedule's packed." And then you need to make some decisions, right? You need to say, okay."I'm going to let go of some of these commitments. Going to have to let some people down. I'm going to have to cancel some things because I need some space in my schedule for rest." Hey, Do you want to finally break free from the pressure of doing all the things at once as a multi-passionate? And how good would it feel to be able to bring your amazing ideas to life on a completely stress-free timeline without second guessing or burning out along the way? I've got something special for you today. It's my newly updated free training that walks you through how to do everything I just mentioned. Click the link in our show notes to get instant access or visit multi-passionate to register. I'll see you over there. Or maybe. You'll look at your schedule and you'll see that there's a ton of spaciousness. And in that case. That's wonderful. And then my next question to you is, are you using any of that space for rest? Or do you find that when you have a little extra time. You throw in another activity to feel productive. I think about that too To give you a personal example. Mondays for me are my personal day. They're the day when I do my intensive focus sessions, you can go all the way back to episode three. If you don't know what I'm talking about. But they're the days where I do my high level planning. I route back into my, why I look at my vision book. I have this personal time with myself. Sometimes I'll get my planner out and plan for the week. But I don't require myself to complete a bunch of tasks on, on a Monday. I keep Mondays very, very spacious and it's become a day where I can rest. I don't take any calls on Mondays. So I know that I have that day in my calendar every single If I need more rest, it is available to me. And I have that space on a Monday. I also am very mindful about my social commitments. So I have friends and of course I want to see them and I want to spend time But if I'm hanging out with someone on a Friday, I'm not making plans with anybody on the Saturday after that, because I know for me, I need buffer days in between being social, because I need to make sure that I have the opportunity to rest. If that's what I need. So those are my examples. It might look completely different for you. But keep in mind that no, one's going to open up your planner for you and cancel engagements. So that you can rest right. Or, you know, that feeling when someone cancels and you're like, oh great. I can just like chill in my pajamas all day. If that happens to you often, and you're depending on other people canceling plans that you have time to rest. It's time to take more ownership over your schedule and make sure you have enough space in your schedule for rest to be present. That's my second tip. My third and final tip for prioritizing rest as a multi-passionate is to have options for both passive and active resting. This is really important because I think sometimes when we consider rest we have a premeditated idea of what that looks like. We're thinking, okay, I'm going to get some rest. And we think that means taking a nap and doing nothing. But there might be times where you're craving rest. You can feel it's what you need, but you also don't feel like taking a nap. You don't feel like doing nothing. But you still want this rest. So what do you do in that scenario? If resting only means napping and when it comes time to get some rest, you don't feel like doing that. You're more likely to just say, well, I'll just sit at my computer or I'll just work a little bit more because I don't feel like taking a nap. So that's why having options for both passive and active resting, that's going to really help you out. So here's what I mean by that. Passive resting can look like watching a show on Netflix, bingeing, something. Taking a bath. Just very passively, not a lot of movement. And. You know, passively resting. This is kind of like what we think about when we think about rest, right. Being in a more passive state. So, I don't think I need to give too many more examples of that. But here's some examples of active resting. When I'm actively vesting, I might be playing cards with my partner. We love to play cards and we both find it really relaxing. Now we're sitting upright. Our eyes are open. We're using our brains to play this card game and strategize. Right. But it's relaxing because it's a simple activity for the brain to focus on. And it feels very restful. Also coloring feels very restful for me. Now I'm sitting there, you know, I've got my markers in my coloring book and I'm filling things in I'm coloring. I'm actively doing something and yet I'm relaxed. I'm relaxing. I'm focusing on this simple task in front of me. Another form of active resting could be to take a walk. No destination. You're not trying to get anywhere. You just going to go for a walk around the block. And maybe do some deep breathing as you walk and look around and maybe you walk a little slower than you normally would. Having options for both passive and active resting will make sure that you don't opt out of rest, just because you don't feel like doing nothing. I hope that makes sense. So think about for you, what does that look like? Maybe active resting for you is cooking a meal while you listen to your favorite podcasts, maybe that feels really relaxing. And restful for you. Maybe active vesting for you is journaling, maybe journaling and writing and getting some thoughts out feels very restful. So think about what this looks like for you. What are some options for passive rest? And what are some options for active rest? You can kind of Create a menu of things to choose from. That way when you know it's time to rest. And again, you can tell when it's time to rest. My favorite tool for this is human design. It'll help you understand your relationship with resting. Or maybe you are tired or you're sitting there, you're not able to focus. And so you're like, you know what, instead of pushing, I'm going to rest. So you've reached that moment where you've chosen rest. Now you have another choice point where you can say what I like to do something active or do I want to do something passive? Giving yourself, those options, that's going to really encourage you to choose rest, regardless of what it ends up looking like. And to make how you rest unique to you. And when you do that it's much easier to rest more often and prioritize rest as a multi-passionate. So let's recap. Here are three ways to prioritize, rest as a multi-passionate. Number one learn about your human design, because it's going to teach you a lot about when you need to rest. Again, if you want an intro to human design, you can go back and listen to episode 19 with human design practitioner, Krystal Woods, we had a great conversation that will give you some foundational knowledge. I'll link to that in the show notes. Number two. Make sure that you have enough space in your schedule for rest to be an option. Don't wait for the opportunity for rest to magically appear in your day or in your week or in your month? Be intentional about having enough spaciousness on your calendar for rest to be present. The third tip for prioritizing rest as a multi-passionate is to have options for both passive and active resting. This is important because if you feel like the only way to rest is to take a nap and then it's time to get some rest and you don't feel like taking a nap You're going to be like, ah, I guess I'll just keep working then or okay. Well, I don't know what to do and it's going to throw you out of that restful state because now you're like problem solving. So instead of that, have some options for both passive and active resting and then choose what will feel the most nourishing for you in the moment. Those are my three tips for how to prioritize rest as a multi-passionate. I hope they're helpful for you. And I do hope that this helps you to see that you can get more rest than you're probably letting yourself get if you follow these three steps. And I also want to remind you that giving yourself the opportunity to rest is not a reward for having everything figured out. It's not a reward for accomplishing something huge. Rest is something that you need in your life and I would love for it to become non-negotiable for you. Remember, I'm not just talking about sleeping and getting X amount of hours of sleep per night or whatever. I'm talking about having time and space and your schedule on a day to day, week to week, month to month basis, where rest is a priority for you. So this brings us to the end of season two. 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