Retreat, Refresh & Revive

copyright-stylegallivanter-2015_Photographer-andrew-kibuka_top-stylists-melbourne_stylist-stylegallivanter.comOk, I feel like I am always writing about rest, rest and more rest. Well, It’s not that I have run out of things to say, I promise. The thing is, we live in a world where we are currently fed information at every waking moment. Even when you think you are resting, chances are… you’ll soon pull out that infamous smartphone from under the pillow. Mmmmh, am I right or am I right? So yes, sometimes we have good great intentions to consciously find some sort of balance in this busy, stressful world of constant propaganda. (No wonder stress-related ailments are forever trending). I know I definitely try, but I always fall back into that same old vicious cycle of a busy-ness till God puts me on time out, again. Yes, that should explain why I am always all about that rest. Right. Sometimes this cycle can be caused by even the very things we love i.e. our work, our passions, our purpose. They can become our worst enemy, especially for those of us who work in areas we are particularly passionate about. The truth is, it is very easy to take days off when you are working a job that you don’t feel that much love for. I know, I’ve been there, done that, got enough fake sick days off (Jesus forgave me for that). The point I am trying to make here is that, sometimes when you are walking in your true purpose and loving your job, it is absolutely hard to take some time off. So you need to learn to schedule some forced time off, or you risk losing focus, resenting your work or just things becoming monotonous, boring and stagnant! Eeek, ain’t no buddy got time for dat!

Anywhoo, I took a little time off last week, I am now back from my mini retreat, No, I didn’t go anywhere; just chilled at home, played more with my daughter, danced and laughed, tried some of those old pinterest recipes (okay, fine…maybe just one). I even found time to exercise!! Who would have thunk it! Yeah, the moral of the story is – I definitely feel refreshed, as I logged in a fair amount of shuteye and even my usually too many tabs open brain got to rest and press the refresh button. Oh, forgot to tell you, the new iOS happened to delete everything on my phone too & restored it to factory settings (funny enough this just added to that happy, refreshed, cleansed feeling). So yes, I totally feel refreshed and more in tune with myself now. You should try it too sometime.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 3:28

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