Good evening lovelies. I hope each of you has had a beautifully wonderful week this far and had a blessed Christmas. Who is exhausted from the holiday? If I could raise my hand really high via text and say me, me, me I would. I can’t so just picture me doing that lol. Maybe it’s just that I am getting older or because this year has been crazy wacko but, this past week I’ve literally wanted to plop on the couch and watch television as soon as I walk in from work. My husband, you know the friendly delivery driver, said to me last night that this was the hardest, most exhausting year that he has had delivering through the holiday season. I believe maybe we all feel a little physically and mentally exhausted.
For me this year has been filled with so much more worry than others. Between my son graduating from high school and becoming a man (um he will alway be my baby), this stinking pandemic, and a busy holiday season I am completely exhausted. Mentally and physically. Do you realize the side effect of not resting or sleeping well? Well here’s just a few. Brain fog with short term memory loss, an immune system in the tank, weight gain, higher risk of heart disease, depression, and this one isn’t proven but, I turn in to the wicked witch of the south. Seriously!!!!! And those are just a few upsets to your temple that can happen. Well that’s enough for me. How about you?
As you all can tell by this time after reading my blogs you know that I am a Christian. I try to have faith , but for the last 6 months, I don’t feel like I have put my trust in the Lord. My favorite verse in the Bible is Psalm 46:10 “Be Still, And Know That I Am God”. It just speaks to me in volume. So much that I literally have it tattooed on my wrist. It’s just my daily reminder that I need to “Be Still”. Think about that. It means rest, have faith, don’t worry, trust, wait before you speak, and I could go on and on.
With that being said…….JUST REST! If you come home from work and you are exhausted it’s okay to change in to your cozies and just rest. It’s okay to go to bed a little earlier than normal. It’s okay (as I said in a past blog) to say no to others. It’s NOT okay to completely exhaust yourself to the point of being sick. Tiredness is a way for your body to let you know that you are just doing too much. Sleep and rest are healing. I know what you are saying. “There’s just too much to do to rest”. Well honey, if you’re sick or gone it will never get done. Not by you anyway. And probably not the way you would do it. So just rest.
I absolutely love the photo posted below. Mainly because guilt is the devil. I find myself feeling guilty when I “just rest”. I know that you do too. Please just learn to be still and rest when you need it. Do not let your mind convince you that rest isn’t important or give you a guilt trip about taking a break. You are better than that. You have an obligation to so many people but, you can’t be anything for anyone if you are exhausted. Give yourself a little pep talk. Allow yourself to just rest. Now that your finished reading, change into your cozies and pile up somewhere and rest. Have a gloriously beautiful night. ❤️Always