I recently took a few days of rest. I cleared my schedule of everything. I even put household chores on the back burner. We’re talking a few days of doing nothing. I needed it. You see right before these few days I had hit my breaking point. We’ve all been there right? You are overwhelmed, over stretched, over worked and just can’t take any more. Your emotions are all over the board. I decided I was overdue for some rest. Not often as adults do we bet to have zero responsibilities. The opportunity arose and jumped at it.
I took two days away from almost everything. I stepped away from family, work, church responsibilities and just rested. I silenced my phone. No interruptions. No texts, calls, email etc. Just rest. The biggest struggle was fighting the guilt feeling but knowing I needed the time. Some of it was sleeping, some of it ways praying, a large portion was movie watching, but the most included just resting. Two whole days of nothing. It was glorious. It was as if I was setting the reset button. Giving myself a break. Reset my schedule, my priorities, and my emotions.
While I realize this was a rare occurrence, I do believe we all need these reset moments. I know that I will not be able to take two full days to push pause on life again for a very long time, if ever. And I know you are probably thinking it is impossible to do so yourself. I do want us to thinking about taking occasional rest moments. Even if its an hour here or 30 minutes there. Our bodies need the break. Our schedules have to pause from time to time. Our emotions need the reset. After the time of rest I had, I was back to my normal self. I was able to take on the changes, challenges, frustrations, and general craziness of my daily schedule. We need the days of rest.