Hitting the Wall
Sometimes we just run out of gas.
Sometimes we’re doing so much for everyone else we forget to stop, and take care of ourselves.
As parents, Sometimes is always.
Let me encourage you and myself to get off of the merry-go-round for 24 hours every now and again. We’re not meant to run at full speed all the time, we’re supposed to rest every seventh day.
We need to trust the world will survive our absence, to allow ourselves to slow down, and to refresh ourselves as we disconnect for a few essential and irreplaceable hours each week.
If we don’t we’ll hit the wall.
People become quite ugly when we ignore the wall.
Speaking openly here, when we refuse to slow down and rest, when we keep going on and on…. we’re risking our sanity.
Exhausted parents can create more problems than we solve when we valiantly soldier on without time to ourselves.
When was the last time you slept in? If you just snorted, it’s past time to change things. :)
Inventory your life and its pace, find new places to say “NO” to today, and I encourage you to begin to say “YES” to yourself. I know it feels weird to put your own needs above others, but you’re not being selfish in this, your being wise.
Matthew 11:29 (ESV): “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
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