Isn’t it great how God created everyone different? Some of us like structure and rules and others are go with the flow. I most definitely fall into the structure category. I like to plan. I like organizing. I like to follow the rules. In fact, the lack of these things stresses me out. Sometimes I wish that I could just go with the flow and I’ve tried to be that way. I have taken trips and planned on just “winging it” and all we did was watch movies in the hotel room. (Eye roll).
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
For a while now I have thought that, while little man is napping or playing by himself or even gone with grandparents or daddy, I needed to get things done. I thought that I needed to clean my house from top to bottom, get the dishes and laundry done, organize my closet and put away all the toys. This was wearing me out. I never took a break. While keeping things clean and tidy definitely helps with my anxiety so does resting.
Balancing my time has been a difficult lesson to learn. I have taken the time to nap with little man. Instead of cleaning or updating my blog (sorry that it’s been a while) I have been sleeping for as long as little man will let me. Can I just say that the results have been amazing? I wake up refreshed, energized, and ready to tackle the tasks that are still there. I definitely have a better attitude and am able to make more of an effort to cook dinner for my family and stay up later to watch a show with my husband.
Psalm 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat–for he grants sleep to those he loves.
I love it when I finally realize that there is more to life than getting stuff done and making everything perfect. God has a plan and everything will fall into place. Now, this isn’t an excuse to be lazy but more of a suggestion to take things one at a time. Rest and restore.