January 15th: Rest

January 15th-Rest

During my divorce, I often found myself overly tired.

I was emotionally wounded and worn.

I was constantly distracting myself with activities to keep my mind from lingering in pain and despair.

It felt as if I was swimming against the current and exhausted from the effort.

Today, when I feel overtaxed, it is time for me to stop and look at what I need to do to allow myself to rest and recover.

It is not being selfish if I need to take a step back and take care of myself.

I can keep my current commitments, finish out my tasks, then clear my calendar and take the time to fulfill my own needs.

I am no good to others if I cannot manage to take the time to care for myself.

“Dear God, help me to put first things first. Help me to do what I need to do to be the best person that I can be today.”

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3 thoughts on “January 15th: Rest

  1. This is so timely…. I finally started to sleep more than 3-4 hours / night and I didn’t realize, because I’ve accommodated lack of sleep for so long, how tired I actually am. With a job and another major project going, I’ve being trying to keep busy, and move in new directions. But this post is a “wake up call” – rest has to be part of all the changes! I can’t be at my best without it.

    • So funny you said that Patricia because I was just going through something similar with sleep and it was really REALLY wearing me out!. So important to get the rest you need so that you can be your best in all situations. D.

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