Do you ever get tired of being tired? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the requests of people around you? Are you feeling like you need a break? If the answers to the previously asked questions are yes, there’s a good chance that you do need a break. Rest is very important and when we are continuously allowing ourselves to be depleted, we only give people the bare minimum of what we have to offer. Every now and then you have to be intentional about unplugging from social media, constant requests, extended events, and whatever else that may be leaving you in a state of anxiety and fatigue.
Unplug from it all and get connected to God. Allow yourself to feed on the fruits of the spirit. I wrote a blog a while back about how so many people had New Year’s resolutions to work out and eat better. Though those things are awesome, it means nothing if you are not intentional in working out your spiritual development and if you’re not feeding yourself with the fruits of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Don’t allow your physical body to be in shape while your spiritual body is full of toxins, pollutions, laziness, fatigue, worry, fear, and depression.
We have to be intentional about giving ourselves a complete healing experience.
Here are 8 tips to help you get unplugged and connected to what matters most:
1.) Take time to have a moment of silence. Complete silence. No noise. No asking God for anything. Just allow yourself to be in His presence. Embrace the peace of not being distracted by the noise surrounding you.
2.) Have intentional devotional time. This means that you make time to intentionally seek God for a Word of guidance and encouragement. Don’t be religious about this but be intentional. It means nothing if it becomes so routine that it no longer provides substance.
3.) Connect yourself to people you truly enjoy being around. Maybe that’s a good friend, a family member, or spouse. When is the last time you’ve called your grandmother or a distant relative just to say hello?
4.) Eliminate yourself from unnecessary drama and chaos. Be sure to replenish yourself with good positive experiences and vibes.
Philippians 4:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
5.) Unplug: if you habitually check social media, play games, text, and talk on the phone… UNPLUG and redirect that time and energy towards something more productive.
6.) LOVE: love like never before. Send out a loving text or express your love towards someone in a creative way.
7.) REST. GET SOME SLEEP! Maybe you need to just take an unplanned vacation day and stay home.
8.) Pamper yourself. Maybe go get a massage or hit a round of golf. Whatever HEALTHY recreational activities you enjoy doing, do them.
I hope this post finds you in good spirits and encourages you to unplug and get connected to God, yourself, and those closest to you.