PENSACOLA, Florida (WKRG) – I’ve read a lot of news reports that say that after 2020, when everything was closed, we came back with revenge and we’re just busier than ever. And while it’s good to be productive if we’re too busy and not slow enough to rest our bodies, minds, and souls, this can have pretty bad consequences. These same news reports and, frankly, my own doctor say that if we become too busy and do not take care of ourselves, it can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. This can make us a big old bastard, not that you’ll know anything about it, I’m sure!
Lately, this has been a busy season in my life, and right in the middle of a busy storm, I have the opportunity to retreat for a few days and do practically nothing. And I thought, “I can’t do this! What will everyone do? Believe me, everyone did well without Drexel. And everything was better when I came back, because I felt stronger, better and happier!
I know most of you have a very busy schedule. And there is nothing wrong with being productive and caring for others. But remember that we must take care of ourselves. And it’s easy to take the time in your day to do this if you’re just working on it. You may want to take your lunch hour and take a walk in the park, you may want to start your day with a sunrise or end it with a sunset. Find a pond, feed the birds, ride a bike. Hey, go bowling at noon. I got a job this week!
Remember what flight attendants say when they tell us about oxygen masks. They tell us to put on our own mask first before trying to help others. I want you to breathe this week. And I want you to remember, no matter how busy your schedules are, no matter how high your expectations are in your life, you can’t be busy like Jesus was, and the Gospels tell us he knew how important it was to get out of a lonely place. rest and recharge