On my list of goals for 2011 is, find another devotional. Imagine my happiness when I went to the store closing sale of the Borders in my area. I went through the design and magazine section and found myself in the inspirational department. I sat on the floor aiming to find a devotional or inspirational book that would fit my situation.
After carefully searching each shelf, I came across, “The Worn Out Woman When Your Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty” by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. I try not to judge a book by its cover but the title said it all for me. I read the quick blurb on the back and headed to the register.
I didn’t start reading it immediately. In fact, it was a week or so before I began. I made it a point to lay it on my bed so that I could read a chapter every night. I’m more than half way done with the book and I am so glad that I picked it up.
What does being worn out look like? Well me. For the past 2 years, I’ve been living the worn out life. I’ve tried to keep my calendar full so that I could concentrate less on my dwindling finances and loneliness. But the more I took on the less energetic I felt. Personal projects were pushed to the side and I was becoming more tired and depressed.
The book touches on things like, “how to say no” and prioritizing projects. Although I am not completely finish I’ve already began to scale back my calendar and deal with the issues that I’ve been putting off.
There is nothing wrong with going through a worn out season. There is something wrong, however, in staying there.
Be proactive about your mental health and life. There is a difference between surviving, being alive, and living. I want to live! What will you choose?