Back To School is a busy -- and stressful -- time. That's why we're all here, talking about it. Not only does school start up, but there are other commitments that start up as well. Soccer, basketball, piano lessons, dance class, running club, boys'/girls' clubs, etc. Our church also hosts a family camp the second weekend in September (Fun! But also ONE MORE THING) and our calendars are completely jammed.
So, before the onslaught hit (Our school year runs from after Labor Day
to the end of June), we got the heck out of dodge. We spent three nights
at a cabin in the mountains and it was wonderful. We walked and we
hiked and we fished. We read books and we watched movies and we ate easy
dinners like tacos and hamburgers and hot dogs.
I'm looking down the barrel of September and taking deep breaths, but those few days away gave me the recharge I needed. We've also planned another weekend away in a few weeks to remove ourselves from our daily circus and let all of the balls drop. Our work is never done -- never, ever -- and if we waited until we were caught up, we'd never get away.
I think it's important to recognize this, and I'm glad we have. We make sure all deadlines are met, and any essential commitments are not missed. The rest can wait. Let me repeat that: The rest can can wait. But you need to rest in order to get it done. Please take time to do so.
Do you take time to rest and recharge? Why or why not?
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