Webster's dictionary defines "burn out" as physical or emotional exhaustion, often the result of stress.
Hmmmmm. Do any of us have any stress in our lives?
She leaned on her elbows, chin resting on her hands. "You know several years ago I suffered burn out."
I couldn't believe it. She's one of the most out spoken people I know. Always lets you know what's on her mind. She doesn't keep anything inside, just blurts it all out. How could she be stressed? By taking on too much?
Yup! That'd be it.
When she described the things that were happening to her several years ago, not eating, not sleeping, etc, I could relate.
I sat for a moment taking it all in. She was right.
I had to slow down. Haven't so many people been "suggesting" I slow down?
One of the devotional books I read every morning suggested we take a day for ourselves. Wow, that's an idea! When I thought about it, I tried to imagine what I would do for a day, something I would enjoy. I thought about it that day, and for several days after that.
I knew I was in trouble when the only thing I could think of, that was fun, involved work.
Does that mean I'm a "workaholic"? Probably. But not to worry. I'm going to spend the day doing fun things.
As soon as I finish editing, answering email,.....
What do you do for fun? How do you unwind?
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I'm coming Lord!