I’m home with a cold. Maybe this is my body’s way of saying I need to slow down. The past couple weeks have been busy and I haven’t gotten much sleep. I’ve found myself trying to do everything for everyone, and stressing myself out over projects that are due and I haven’t really started on.
I haven’t been very good about balancing my time with others and my needed introvert time alone. I’ve had too many meetings, then bailed on a few get togethers, and still felt like I haven’t had enough time.
As much as I hate being sick, I am thankful to have an excuse to slow down and take a break. And I finally get to do some reading I’ve been putting off. Teas, warm lemon water, soup… I even took a nap earlier, which I never do!
This is what life is like, sometimes we have to break down before we can get better. We can’t sweep things under the rug, because sooner or later they will catch up with us. It’s important to take care of ourselves and honor the things that God has given us, whether that’s physical, or emotional, or something else entirely. I’m glad to have that reminder today.
What are you up to on this Monday afternoon?