The last semester really took it out of me. I felt like a wrung out dishrag and needed to REST! Over the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking about how important rest is for my well being. As a person involved in ministry, I see so many of us who are following our callings allowing our passion to overwork us. This passion for justice or for restoration drives many of us into a place of over-commitment that is ultimately self-destructive. We throw everything we have into our passion and forget that we are humans who need rest. So I am going to share with you my self-care queries and would love to hear what some of yours might be:
Am I creating empty spaces in my daily routines?
When I stop to rest do I feel guilty for resting?
When was the last time I “unplugged” from cell and internet?
Do I feel like it is not okay to take a break?
Do I feel like the existence of my cause/organization/church is dependent on me?