Another vital step to anything you undertake is rest. Rest is defined as a period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep in order to become refreshed.
The National Sleep Foundation did studies and showed that 40 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, even 69% of kids have some sort of sleep disorder a few times a week. Some sleep loss is natural in life and it only becomes a real problem when it is a chronic condition, but what happens to our bodies when we don’t get the proper amounts of sleep?
Some of the obvious consequences are car accidents, impaired ability to learn, crankiness, and poor judgement, but it also runs our bodies down and effects every aspect since not getting enough sleep creates stress in the body.
Just as sleep is important to our bodies I believe rest is just as important to nature. Our world moves from day to night, from awake to asleep, everything rests in some form or another.
My family even allows our land to rest every 7 years which allows our perennials and the ground to rest from constant pulling and digging from us. I have only seen benefits from this practice and when I apply permaculture to it as well, I believe that our land will blossom and thrive even more.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
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It all makes common sense to me, Jana. And while I have your attention-a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!
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Thanks Alan, same to you!!