Mental Health Day

by | May 29, 2011 | health, me

It has been a challenging week for me in many ways.  More than once this week I wanted to raise a white flag and yell at the top of my lungs, “I give up!”  But in just a matter of minutes later, I would come to my senses and know I couldn’t give up…I had to keep going.

I keep going because God wants me to keep going.  I keep doing what I’m doing because God wants me to…He has me where He wants me.  Even though at times I may feel overwhelmed and scattered, there comes a beautiful peace and comfort in knowing I’m doing what God wants me to do. If I wasn’t 100% sure of that, I would be a mess!

After arriving home Friday evening, and having a small meltdown with tears, Bill and I decided I needed to change my schedule for Saturday.  In a way, we made it a “mental health day” for me.  I wiped everything off my schedule for yesterday, and I stayed home.  I slept in (and got ten hours of sleep)!  That was wonderful!  I was in my pajamas for a good part of the day.  I spent time with the Lord, reading and praying.  I did what I needed to do for computer work in catching up.  I made food for Ali’s birthday party for today, but I did it at a pace that wasn’t rushed or hurried.  I actually enjoyed it for a change.  It didn’t feel like a hassle. 🙂  I got caught up on laundry.  I spent time with my family, and was able to hear details about Ali’s orientation for her new job.  I took a long walk about 6:30 last night, and soaked in the fresh air and warmth from the sun.  I spent some time grooming my flowers and pots outside.  I just needed a day at home…to refresh myself, to relax and to recharge.  I’m feeling much better this morning!

We have a big day ahead of us…church this morning, running a few errands, and getting ready for Ali’s birthday party.  Her party starts here at 4pm.  I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends!  They mean so much to me!  And it’ll be fun to watch Ali enjoy her party.

My “mental health day” was much needed yesterday.  I’m thankful for it!  Have a blessed Sunday!!

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