Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Embracing Rest Today


It has been an intense few days and I am physically and mentally exhausted. Emotionally and spiritually doing pretty well as everything I was doing was filling up those areas, although I will admit to some irritability and lack of patience thanks to the tiredness. I wrote about the steps I have been taking to increase my capacity to rest here. Today needs to be a rest day for me if I have any hope of having the capacity I need for the rest of the week.

These are my plans for getting rest today:
  • focusing on the bare essentials of housework and allowing myself to leave most of it for another day.
  • listening to the new albums from Bethel that I purchased- feeding my soul and spirit
  • spending time colouring in the Scripture Meditations book from Lorien Atwood, an activity that I can share with my daughter (although she has to colour her own books and is definitely not allowed to touch mine! Maybe I will try to earn some good mum points by printing her out a copy of the one I am working on)
  • not leaving our house for any errands or to see anyone- this introvert needs some space to recharge!
  • spending time writing
  • maybe do some gardening, planting the seeds that I got at the MOPS State Conference
  • reading a novel
I would LOVE to soak in a bath with a bath bomb that I have been hoarding but that would require a lot of effort to pack up and get us to my parents' house and then keep my daughter occupied!!

How do you plan to include rest in your day today?


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8 comments:

  1. Jo, this is the perfect post for me today! I wrote on RAINY DAYS today! I, too, am keeping a lower profile today. I shared with a friend that I am worn out from the daily writing, reading, commenting, etc. -- especially when coupled with life, in general. But, I am focusing on some rest today. It might not be a full day of rest. But, I am trusting God that it will be just the amount of time I need!! Thanks for your post!!

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    1. I think we are all feeling it now! I hope you got that rest that you needed. My day wasn't quite as restful as I'd hoped but it was probably wishful thinking with a four year old around anyway!

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  2. How wise you are to recognize your need for rest and that you have a plan to make that happen. I plan on taking some time in November to rest and recharge.

    Thanks for reminding me that there are simple things I can do that rests/recharges; like the coloring. I forget that I like doing that.

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    1. I find it is the simple things that are often the most effective in my days. You should look up the Colouring in Truth Facebook page. AMAZING!

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  3. It is so important to take time to rest. I think of these words from Scripture "Be still and know that I am God."

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    1. I come back to those words often!

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  4. Jo, I am feeling that same exhaustion - I am so worn out. Not sure what it is but it's "got me". That bath sound fabulous but we only have a shower!!!! Planning to vegetate starting at 7 p.m. tonight! I hope you get some rest too.

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    1. I hope the vegetating was restoring. I got some rest although not as much as I was hoping for thanks to my four year old! I love baths but like you only have a shower. Hanging out for another opportunity to use my parents' one.

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