Saturday, 25 June 2016

Rest: A Five Minute Friday post (and pausing Thankful Thursday)



Intention to write and sitting to put words down are two different things. I had planned to write my usual Thankful Thursday post this week. Then I woke up on Friday and it wasn't done. I thought about doing it late for this week but can't bring myself to do it. This shows me that I need a rest from it. Writing has been taking a back seat for me of late, at least public writing has. The inspiration isn't flowing. I realise that the rest I am taking is not actually restoring me or inspiring me. I get so frustrated with myself at the end of the day when I look back and vow to spend my time more productively and my rest time in a different way. I vow to do better tomorrow but keep doing the same thing. I know that this is a sign of overwhelm for me. I am seeking escapism rather than true rest. The bigger the tasks and to do list, the more I procrastinate. A vicious cycle! 
I am choosing to take a rest from a few things. I am still working on what those will be but Thankful Thursday will be part of that for at least the next 4 weeks as I wrap up the term and our family undertakes a massive road trip squeezed into two weeks. I still love the idea behind noticing goodness and encouraging others to do the same. 

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This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word "rest". You can read more posts from this week's Five Minute Friday here.

3 comments:

  1. The five minute Friday word prompt came just in the right time. I really hope that your time of rest is totally beneficial for you and your family. See you in 4 weeks (or so) ; ) lifting up a prayer of rest for you

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  2. oh my goodness. your post resonated deeply with me. I'm not good at resting and i desperately need it as well. thank you for sharing what your hurdles have been lately.

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  3. Hi Jo. Your post really resonated with me. I've also been struggling with finding inspiration and feelings of overload for a while. And God is urgently whispering to me about resting and taking a blogging break. So your words here: "I am choosing to take a rest from a few things." finds an echoing 'Amen' in my heart and a hope and prayer that you will be blessed and refreshed in the interim as you discern the way ahead for quieter days.

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