I'm tired y'all. I am, but seriously, this time change has wrecked me this weekend. I'm up and feeling like I could sleep for a hundred more years. I'm wanting a nap in the middle of the day more than normal, and coffee just sounds delightful. Okay, if I'm being honest, coffee always sounds delightful, but I digress.
Life is fast; blink and you'll miss it. I have slowed my life down a whole lot in the last 18 months and still, I have days where I feel it's not nearly slow enough. Mostly those days come when I'm exhausted. The struggle is real to find "me" time, and I know some of y'all can relate to that. In an attempt to find "me" time I end up making my days way more extended than I should.
God has me up to pray before the alarm around 5 every morning. I'm then physically up to feed chickens and water plants. I get some coffee and start my work. When it's all said and done at the end of the day I kiss my kiddos, put them to bed and I finally have some time to myself (or with my husband). I desperately need to sleep, but more often than not I end up staying up, talking to Kenny, writing this blog, or reading things online, talking to a friend, etc. Before I know it the time is midnight and in five more hours, I'll have to be up doing it all again. No wonder I'm tired!
I know I cannot be the only person who does this, but I don't want to be that person anymore, at least not every day. I need to work on me y'all, and that really just means I need more sleep. I know having more sleep would give me more energy, and I need some of that too. Feeling rested is important, but in my life, it's taken a back burner to everything else for many seasons, and I feel this season changing and giving way to a new season.
It's time for me to get intentional in this particular area of my life and to maintain it. I believe I'll have fewer headaches and body aches, feel less sluggish, and overall just feel better if I commit to getting a few more hours of sleep each night, but I also know it will be a struggle to get there. I always have one more thing I want to do or think I need to do before I close my eyes for the night.
Like most everything in my life, what will I do about this struggle I'm having? I will take it to the Lord in prayer. In Matthew 11:28-30 the bible says:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
The Lord has me on this, and He has you too! Seek Him and He will give you rest. I believe that with my whole heart, and now I'm going to lean into it and on Him for the rest I so desperately need.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you're doing to change things, or how you have already made a change in your sleep patterns. If you enjoyed this blog, "spread the charm" by sharing it with others and give it a like. Thanks so much for being here today and I pray you'll get much-needed rest until we meet again.
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