Hey SuperStarrs, when I started getting healthy, I began saying “I want to wear out, not rust out!!!”. Basically meaning I realized I wanted to age well & be able to use my body until I can’t anymore, rather than “rusting out” like the Tin Man. Just sitting around until nothing works anymore. I’ve seen many older people just sit around & then when they want to be able to do something physically, they can’t because they didn’t maintain their physical fitness. While working in the salon, there were many woman who would come in to have their hair washed & styled each week, because their arms were too weak to do their own hair. I learned then, that if we don’t use it, we loose it!!! So that fired me up to keep my strength up & get moving. However, God has been teaching me lately that it’s ALL about balance!!! In either direction it can be harmful. Truth is I don’t want to wear out either!!! I want to stay healthy & strong all the days of my life. So if you have seen or heard me say before that “I want to wear out not rust out”. I’m sorry & still on my Journey of “In The Weighting“. As God teaches me along the way, I will continue to share & be real with y’all. Watch video to hear me share more.
Recently I had a day where I was just exhausted. I was struggling to keep my eyes open. My Monday morning started off normal and so I went running off into the day checking things off my to-do list. Kids off to school, Run done, Showered, House Cleaning done and then I realized that I could squeeze in a nap before the kids got home. So as I was laying so thankful that I was blessed with this moment to rest, I started thinking of other things I could be doing if I didn’t nap & asking myself “Who naps in the middle of the day??? Really who does this???” realizing I hadn’t done this since the kids were little & still getting up thru out the night. Just as I was starting to feel a bit guilty for taking a much needed rest, I felt the Holy Spirit whisper to me ” Not everyone has ran 16+ miles, served at church, taken care of family members problems, encouraged others online, worked on a Baby Shower & Birthday party, all while still taking care of their own family by serving them by all that it takes being a Wife & Mom in the past 72 hours!!!” I then realized I had earned & truly needed the rest my body was s l o w l y telling me to take. The body can only take so much before it says “I’m done. Outta fuel. Battery empty”. Isn’t funny SuperStarrs how we won’t let our cell phones run down until they die or allow our cars to run out of gas but we somehow allow it for ourselves. That’s so not right because truth is we can buy another cell phone or car but we only have this one body, period. No matter how advanced Science & Medicine gets, nothing will ever replace us!!! We take time to refuel our cars when the low fuel light comes on. We charge our cell phones nightly so that we will wake up to a fully charged battery for the day, but how many people don’t take the time to sleep to make sure they are fully charged for the day??? If the dirt, trees & flowers take time to rest & recharge, with only one job to do, then that should show us how much more we need it!!! If you struggle with getting a good night’s rest check out “Where To Start” to hear more!!!
I hope to get ya to take some time to slow down where you can & purposely schedule rest for yourself. Look at what you are doing & ask yourself if you really need to be doing that task. Or can someone else help or take over??? There are things that only we can do but then there are other things we just do. Where can you get help? If you can hire it done great!!! I’m not talking like we can all afford maids & personal assistants. However do you have a child you can train to take over the task while giving them a few bucks??? Even if it’s not done exactly how you’d like, a half swept floor is better than an unswept floor!!! Remember they are in training!!! How many years have you been doing it your way??? Ya never know they could surprise you with a better way!!! If you don’t have kids or they are grown, what about a niece or a neighbor kid??? What about where you serve? Are there others that you can train so that you can have a break sometimes??? Are there things you are doing simply because you have always done it but nobody even cares about it but you??? I’ve been totally guilty of this one!!! There are certain traditions or decorating that my family doesn’t care about if they get done or not. So if my chalkboard doesn’t get a new saying weekly or monthly 😉 there’s no real harm done. They don’t even notice until it’s changed and even then they are not keeping track of when it was done last. My point is that we sometimes just do more than what we really need to do. That can add stress & anxiousness that steals our peace, joy & rest!!!
So SuperStarrs How are gonna purposely get rest???
Do you already practice rest??? If so please share any tips with us!!!
What are you gonna do differently with your schedule???
Who can you get to help you???
When are you gonna take time for your God Date???
Remember You are a SuperStarr!!!
Be patient & make healthy choices while you are “In The Weighting“!!!