Everywhere you turn today you see someone caressing an electronic device, whether it be a mobile phone, mp3 player or tablet. When left uncharged, those electronics eventually run out of power. We are like this also; if we don’t recharge and restore our power, we run out of power too.
Have you ever been so busy and focused on a project that you forget to eat or drink and maybe even rest? Think for a minute about what happens to you. If you’re being honest with yourself, you will agree that you become exhausted and less productive which gets in the way of projects being completed in a timely manner.
Below are definitions of who we are:
The mind is defined in one aspect as: the faculty of consciousness and thought.
The body is defined as: the physical structure of a person, bones, organs and flesh.
The soul is defined as: the principle of life, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
What are some of the causes of us being exhausted and drained? I’ll list some below.
- Over worked
- Not enough rest
- Not eating properly
This is where the rubber meets the road. We tend to believe we need to give 110% of ourselves and end up not taking care of ourselves. We tend to say yes to everything because in our minds we’re afraid if we don’t we’ll upset others, leading to us losing our job or losing friends. As a result, we end up eating on the run because we’re in a hurry to get somewhere or to do something else. Eating on the run typically means fast or junk food because it is quick and easy. Because of this, there’s more dis-ease today than ever before. Many researches are busy working out the causes, but, if we simply stop, step back and look at the big picture it will all come into focus. If we’re being true and honest with ourselves, we’ll see all the causes I have listed above.
The other aspect of this is that society has fed us so many lies that it causes us to create these unhealthy lifestyle habits. Looking back in history at the people in our lives and the influences they’ve had on us may reveal the lack of effective leadership or perhaps overbearing leaders. The leaders I’m referring to are parents, teachers and other authorities in our lives.
We need to learn to take back our lives and stop allowing others to influence us negatively. Here’s some tips to help you get started:
- Stop listening to the overbearing & toxic people.
- Seek positive levelheaded people to surround you.
- Stop saying yes to absolutely everything that is put in front of you. Choose only what you know you can handle well. It’s a matter of priorities. What’s most important? The rest can be left for others to handle. In order to deal with this we need to let go of perfectionism as well. It’s not the end of the World because something didn’t go over a certain way.
- Get proper rest. This is different for everyone, but generally means 6-8 hours.
- Eat good food and not overdo it. Portion control is key.
- Take time in the day to pray and read God’s Word. This is key to restoring our soul.
Recap: We sometimes need to change or recharge our batteries.
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