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As a busy mom who leads a highly demanding life, I know the importance of being intentional of my time. If I am not careful I can allow time suckers to consume me and before I know it my day can be completely wasted. I have also learned however the importance of having lazy days.
When we live lives that are constantly on the go we become very drained. Drained often to the point that we become resentful in our day to day activities. We can also drain ourselves to the point that we feel as though we have nothing left to give which is also not good for ourselves or for those we serve. We live in a world that often times we feel guilty that we long for a lazy day. A day when we simply relax and enjoy a day with no work involved.
During the week, I spend almost all my time serving my family to my fullest. I also help serve others both with this ministry and in other activities in our community. However- one day a week I actually take a lazy day. A day were the only things major that I do is a load of laundry, warming leftovers for meals, washing meal dishes and tending to the children’s basic needs. Everything else is simply unproductive. It is something that I need and my family needs.
We have been designed to need a day of rest. Not only does it leave us feeling refreshed but it also allows us to actually decompress a bit leaving us a lot happier in our day to day activities. Which can actually lead to happier families. (Afterall we do have a lot of control in the mood of our homes.)
Embrace the need to occasionally have a lazy day. Follow your bodies lead, instead of allowing yourself to be guilted out of time for yourself understand that you have to take the time to yourself to be usable.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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