If you listen to voices in this world, you might be led to rejuvenate your soul. McDonald’s proclaims “you deserve a break today!” The classic band Chicago suggests, “everyone needs a little time away.” The more I think about this train of thought, its a good place to start for feeling normal again.
College students often practice binge sleep habits. After all night study sessions, they might crash for 12-18 hours at a time before arising for their next rendezvous. Following each semester, individuals may disappear for a couple of days before feeling normal again. Perhaps those people who are rough around the edges just aren’t getting rest to be the person God wants them to be.
During a stressful week of school or work, several things are put on hold. These neglected areas continue to mount until time allows you to catch up. In this struggle to stay above rising waters, I was struck by an obvious fact of life last weekend. If you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re no use to anyone, Philippians 2:4. Whether you need recreation, sleep or time away, do what you need to refresh your heart, soul and mind so you will feel normal once again.
by Jay Mankus