If you have a toddler at home, you know that no matter how exhausted he is, he resists going to bed. The wearier he gets, the more he fights. I remember my son throwing himself on the floor to kick and scream, “I don’t NEED a nap! I’m NOT tired!”
When my kids did this, I rolled my eyes and tried not to laugh, but actually I’m not so different. I’ll stay up late, get up early, and multi-task until my brain goes haywire. I’ll work past the point of exhaustion to get one more thing done. Then I fill my weekends with projects.
It may sound strange, but this year, I’m trying to learn more about how to REST. Rest sounds like something anyone ought to be able to do, right? Not so much. I’ve realized recently that I may be sabotaging the Sabbath rest God meant for me. Follow this link over to Barbie Swihart’s blog, where I’m talking about Sabbath rest for busy women.
Barbie hosts a Saturday link-up called #TheWeekendBrew. I think you’ll enjoy her beautiful graphics and transparent words as much as I do.