Facng Burnout: Take Care of The Rest

Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.  Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. 
-Matthew 11:28-30

About a month ago, I began noticing that I had a certain level of fatigue in my psyche that was a signal that I needed a break, a vacation, or rest.  I scheduled some vacation time.

When we do not get our rest and do not go off-line and get recharged, we get burned out.  We also get burned out when we have big disappointments or big success.  These big things are energy drainers, and we get burned out if we do not have a sabbath or sabbatical.  The person who has a new child and the person who loses a loved one are both going to need to get their rest.  How we rest is important.

Have you felt super tired on Monday?  Have you ever had a vacation that left you unrefreshed?  Have you had an ending in your life that you could not get over or process or let go of and so you took the tiredness of it into the next season?

Resting is important and essential to a healthy life. spiritually, physically, and psychologically.   

If we take care of the rest, He will take care of the rest.  Paradoxically, we gain victory through rest, resting in Him.  

In the following posts, I want to explore:
  • What burnout is and how to recognize it and what are some of it's unsavory fruits.  
  • Some thoughts on the sabbath (or sabbath-ing).
  • Rest
  • Time between the times
  • Grieving our losses & new beginnings
  • God's recovery & restoration for you
And more.