Disconnect To Reconnect

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Every now and then it’s good to just disconnect.  I mean really disconnect from work, daily activities, stress, worries, you name it.  We at times need to just disconnect from the everyday task that overwhelm us and just recharge.  Thursday of last week I finally decided I needed a day off from work and put in my vacation day request.  Granted I have an entire week available .  I was overdue for some time to just recharge.  My mind was overloaded with work and worry and the day to day task.  I was literally burning myself out on both ends.  I had been spending the last few weeks in  agony over my father-in-law and juggling my work, my blog, daily Facebook post, one band recital after another plus any other demands life threw at me.  My husband constantly tells me to just slow down, but nope.  Not me.  I have to keep going.  My brain is wired so differently and every so often I literally have to disconnect all wires and just not think.  Nada…Zilch.  So Friday, Rene and I left for the beach where I can always just unwind and let it all go.  I was finally at peace and I didn’t worry about what to blog about, what to Facebook about, what was for dinner, what did I need to get done at work…I was totally unplugged.  I enjoyed a beautiful day on the beach just relaxing and unwinding.  I needed that.  We needed that.  We all need those moments…days of just pure silence and unwinding.   We can’t expect our minds and bodies to never get tired or overwhelmed.  We have to take time out to just unwind before we burn out a fuse.  Life is filled with so many great moments we don’t want to miss out on.  But when we start feeling anxiety and at times resentment for having so much to deal with it can cause us to overload and burn out.  When I was a stay at home mommy I always felt overwhelmed with trying to keep the house immaculate and cook the perfect meals and give my kids the healthiest treats and meals.  I overloaded myself trying to give them my all that by the time my husband got home from work I was a grouchy and exhausted and starved for compassion from him.  He of course didn’t understand.  Today I look back and see it wasn’t his fault I had put such demands on myself.  It’s no ones fault today I put all this added stress on myself.  When we disconnect, we allow our minds to clear out all the clutter and we can sit and prioritize our day to day routines.  I’m up late each night blogging, not because I have to, but because I wait till the end of the day when I should do it during lunch break or right after work.  Don’t allow the day to day task to overwhelm you.  Disconnect yourself in order to reconnect yourself.  Recharge your body, mind and soul and allow yourself to refuel before you burnout.  Even God took a day off when creating this earth to rest.  We should also do the same so that we can look at life with a fresh and renewed perspective.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You

“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.  For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.”  Hebrews 4:9-10

 

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