By this time each morning, I’ve read my scriptures, taken my vitamins, posted my blog, done one load of laundry, packed kids school lunches and am just now sitting down to relax for a minute before taking the kids to school.
Not today. Today I gave myself permission…to go back to sleep. That may sound funny to you, but to me…the OCD girl…it sometimes requires permission, from myself.
Because for me to function each day with a decent attitude, a believable smile on my face, and a calm-sense of being…requires discipline. I check-in with God first…and then He goes before me into my day. On my planet, it’s the only way that works. I can’t do it on my own strength.
So, after reading my devotionals in bed, I turned off the little flashlight, rolled over, and slept until my alarm went off. I’m still a little draggy, but I feel much better.
Keeping your spirit connected to God is first and foremost…but rest is necessary, too. And today, when I woke up initially, I felt like a small train-wreck. I ached. I was super sleepy and I knew if I made myself get up…my family (and whoever else I came in contact with today) would probably ‘pay’.
Not a super spiritual blog. But it’s a smart one. Are you tired? Worn out? Grumpy? Irritable? Snapping at people? Feeling a little sideways?
Go back to bed. Get some rest. Take a nap. Your body functions better when it’s in good shape.
You can conquer the world….this afternoon (or tomorrow).
For now, sit back, close your eyes…and give yourself permission to take a break. You deserve it.
(..and so does everyone else around you. J)