Monday, October 14, 2013

31 Days of Grace: Grace for Yourself

31 Days of Grace
Day 14

Last week, seriously for seven days straight, I went to bed every night close to 1:00 am because I was working on things.  And yesterday, all that going-to-bed-way-too-late stuff finally caught up with me.  I climbed into bed shortly after 8:30 last night because I was so exhausted, I was starting to feel slightly under the weather.  Does that happen to anyone else?

The thing is, I had to convince myself this was ok.  And it was a hard bargain to drive.  It's not like I didn't have about a thousand things to do other than climb into bed.  Projects, assignments, chores, responsibilities, and more ... these were all screaming at me to get out of bed and do!  But I knew I couldn't.  Going to bed was the right choice.  Rest was the right choice.

I expect a lot out of myself.  But sometimes I need to remember to extend grace to myself and say, no matter how long your to-do list, just put on some pj pants, and sleep!  

And don't go to bed so late this week.


  1. I felt this way last week. But rest is needed!

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  3. Being overly busy is one of the worst impediments to the cultivation of a person's spiritual life. (Just as bad as chronic inaction.) Somewhere between imagining that we must beat down the gates of hell all by ourselves and imagining that God has no particular interest in what we do with our days, there is the true situation. (deleted the previous comment because of a typo)