When it comes to getting things done in life, I find that rest is at least as important as activity.
For example, sometimes I don’t feel like writing a blog post. Other times, I write two or three in a single sitting.
When I’m resting, I do nothing. When I’ve rested well, I can do twice as much. See? It all evens out.
There’s no doubt in my mind that there are seasons in this life, and I’m not talking about summer and winter.
The Bible was right about this: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven.”
Take a Break for Heaven’s Sake
Sometimes, there’s nothing to do but REST:
R = Relax
E = Escape
S = Snooze
T = Take it easy
… And not just from midnight to 6 a.m.; sometimes resting requires daylight hours.
Physics says a body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion.
Gilbertsonics (I made that up; can you tell?) says a body at rest will begin to move again once it’s rested enough, and a body in motion eventually gets tired and becomes a body at rest whether it wants to or not!
I have no problem with acting like a “lazy bum” sometimes, because I get stuff done in the long run.
I’d rather work hard and fast sometimes, than work at a middling pace all the time.
So I’ve been “unlaxing” with people I love this week, after an honest year’s work. I’m filling the tank in a wonderful way.
Busy, schmizzy. For me, this week’s motto is, “Why do this week what you can put off till next year?”