I value my rest time because it enables me to recharge my body and rejuvenate my soul. Making time for relaxation is equally important as the other to-dos on my agenda.
The way to achieving quality rest time is through a balanced schedule. I have the necessary clarity of mind to discern which responsibilities I should take on and which ones need to wait.
I am mature enough to differentiate between that which I am called to do and that which I simply desire to do. I understand that just because I can do something does not mean I should do it.
To maintain a balanced life, I must sometimes put aside some minor responsibilities and fun activities. The benefits of living a balanced life are worth the sacrifices of letting go of some things I love to do. On my plate, I place only those things I need to carry through this season of my life.
I find within myself the courage to candidly confront myself with the reality of my intentions. I release myself from any task I perform solely to appease another person. Instead, I prioritize my values and fill my schedule with those things first.
My body gets sufficient rest because I make room in my schedule for myself. At night, I drift off to sleep as peacefully as a newborn baby in a mother’s arms.
Today, I choose to go to bed early enough to provide myself with seven or eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Taking care of my body enables me to have more strength to fulfill my calling.
1. Do I make time in my schedule for rest?
2. How do I need to adjust my plans to give myself adequate time for sleep?
3. Am I happy with the amount of rest I get?