He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”
For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
Even as an extrovert, it should come as no surprise that I need time to myself.
When I happened upon this Scripture passage, I had to laugh, because it felt like it was written just for me.
In my house, with many small children, there’s not a deserted spot to be seen. Many days, with our busy schedule, 3 o’clock comes and goes, and I’ve forgotten to eat.
Last week, I was starting to come unglued. I couldn’t put my finger one what was wrong. It was a kind of undercurrent of grump. I was snippy and grumpy, but seemed to mired there, day after day.
Thankfully, my husband recognized what was wrong, even when I couldn’t.
After everyone pitched in and helped me clean house, he took all the kids out for the day. While the baby napped, I was able to breathe.
Time alone pushes my reset button and offers me a fresh start that I desperately need.
Are you getting enough time to yourself?
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There were several times when Jesus sought to get away from the crowds. If its good for the Master, it must be good for us as well.
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Boy, I agree. I find at least once a week, I really do better if I get time away by myself. Yesterday I found myself getting snippy, like you talk about, and realized I’d been going with activities all week, with hardly a second to breathe. I slipped away for about an hour during nap time to think and breathe by myself and felt recharged and ready for the week. So much of this homeschooling journey seems to be about understanding ourselves better, doesn’t it? 🙂