These past few weeks have been stressful, and I have been struggling to not become overwhelmed by it all. The upside of this is that I’ve been sleeping very well. I fall into bed completely exhausted each night. During the waking hours, it’s hard to find peace in the midst of the craziness. Last night, I allowed myself the luxury of putting away some clean laundry that had been hanging out in the guest room for several days. I unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. It felt restful. That’s how I know I’m too busy. I normally hate putting away clean laundry. 🙂 Sometimes these simple, mindless tasks are soothing. I can feel productive while resting my mind for a few minutes.
Obviously, spending time with God is also helpful. Seeking God should be my first thought, and it all too often isn’t. This morning, I found this simple prayer on my desk that I wrote on a sticky note during another busy, stressful time at work several months back. I’m so glad that I found it when I did. I needed some PERSPECTIVE. I needed to be reminded that I have so much more to be thankful for than I have to complain about. God will give me strength and equip me, and this too shall pass. 🙂