We all lead fast paced, time urgent, stress filled lives. From the time that we open our eyes in the morning until we go to sleep at night, we are either in a hurry or in a fog because we can’t keep up. We are on the phone, on line or on edge! It gets a little overwhelming at times. We are stressed out at home and stressed at work. We are trying to manage work and family responsibilities along with the hundreds of other “little” things that we all have to take care of. Life can be a little overwhelming at times.
We are all facing similar things but we are also all on a unique journey. No two stories are all the same but we can all identify with being at the end of the rope. Let me give you five things that you need to do today to relieve the stress in your life.
1 – Take a nap or get a good night’s sleep.
Probably not what you were expecting but very needed and true. You would be surprised how a nap or really good night’s sleep would change things.
2 – Take the Sabbath
I know this is a crazy concept and you wonder who would suggest such a thing. God did! God instituted the Sabbath He created human beings with a need for a day of rest. God rested, not because He needed to rest but because we do. He knew we would live crazy, busy lives so He set a day in place for us to refocus, restore and re energize.
Don’t refuse the gift of rest!
3 – Take a vacation
I know many people can’t afford to take a vacation. You may be at the place in your life where you can’t afford not to. Maybe you could just stay home, swim in the neighborhood pool, relax and rest.
4 – Take time alone with God
We all must slow down long enough to be with our father. Jesus did! Jesus made it a priority to get quiet and get alone with His father. You must do the same. Don’t get so busy that you don’t spend time with Jesus.
5 – Take time for yourself
It’s okay to take time for you. Go do something for you. Go do something that you like. Make an investment in yourself. You have been burning the midnight oil, working to provide, living for others. Take time for YOU!