Remember to schedule a breath

There have been seasons in my life where I felt I was running on empty, functioning at max capacity and thought; ” There is no way I could do more.” And now I look at those moments with a smirk on my face and say, “Wow kid, you had no idea what busy even looked like then.”

To say I am in the busiest season of my life, could be in some instances, an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely walked through my fair share of “busy” but this tops them all.   While my schedule is filled to the brim, there is an ease I have not before experienced. Why? Because this time (thank you maturity!), I’ve learned to schedule a breath.

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There is a difference between busy and effective.

Even in the chaos of appointments and tasks, and counseling sessions and church services, in order to be effective, I need moments where I can simply breathe. Yes, days of rest are wonderful but that’s not always possible. So for me the key to remaining, at the bare minimum, human in this season is scheduling Sabbath moments. It may only be a few minutes here and there but they are paramount in me keeping my sanity and accomplishing the tasks ahead of me.

After all, without breath, we are in fact quite useless.

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