As I'm typing this, I'm very sleepy and quite honestly, I just cracked open a Diet Coke in hopes that it will get me through the rest of my thursday. Can anyone relate?
While eating my lunch, I was reading a book that I have come to love: Bread and Wine. It includes a chapter discussing the desire to rest and feel rested. I wanted to share a quote from it:
"I recreated better than I rested-when I was home, I cooked, threw parties, called/texted/emailed, read went to dinner, shopped. But I didn't really stop, listen, feel. When I did, it scared me a little. I felt like I was stuffing myself with food, wine, people, books, experiences, things to do....What I'm finding is that when I'm hungry, lots of times what I really want more than food is an external voice to say, 'You've done enough. It's ok to be tired. You can take a break. I"ll take care of you. I see how hard you're trying.' There is, though, no voice that can say that except the voice of God"
I hope these words resonate with you as they have with me. And that you can set a goal to get at least 7 hours of sleep tonight. Or maybe even 8!