We can’t give God our best when we’re tired.
“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.” —Mark 6:31, NIV
The biblical concept of Sabbath is more than a day off work. It’s an intentional commitment to rest and have reflection and communion with God — a healthy balance to a busy week. When we’re fully rested, we can dedicate ourselves even more to our family, our co-workers, and most of all, to God.
This summer, we encourage you to take time to rest. Start with these tips:
- Pray and reflect.
Set aside time to spend with God — in prayer, in His Word, and simply listening.
- Identify how you recharge.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you re-energized by spending time with friends and family, or by spending time alone? Recognize the unique way God created you and choose restful activities that truly make you feel energized.
- Engage in recreational activities that you enjoy.
Make time for hobbies and activities you might not allow during the work week.
- Make wise food choices.
The food we eat directly impact our stress levels. Take advantage of healthy summer options like fresh seasonal produce.
- Get enough sleep.
Sleep plays a key role in our health. Make sure you’re recharging your body with the proper amount of sleep.
- Stay active.
Keep your body healthy with physical activities you enjoy — alone or with your family.
How do you recharge during the summer months? Share your thoughts in the comments below!