Daily Inspiration 7-17-12

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“Take rest;
a field that has
rested
gives a bountiful
crop.”

— Ovid


At
times I find myself trying to do too much and I run out of energy. Then, I often
try to persevere and push through. Sometimes that works, but the results aren’t
always that good. Most people who know me, know that I’m this way and it isn’t
as effective as it could be. So, of late, I am trying to take more breaks.
Little ones, and bigger ones. The pleasure of my work environment is that I can
pretty much choose my schedule, so I am learning to pepper it with some rest and
relaxation, and even some enjoyment too.
You
probably can relate to being focused on doing a thing and then realizing that
you are just staring at it without doing much of anything. That’s a great time
for a break. Then, coming back, even just a few minutes later, there is a new
energy and a new clarity of focus to continue on.
I
typically write these inspirations at the end of the day in the evening and very
rarely do more than one at a time. I like to reflect on the day and help glean
some bits of wisdom I’ve learned to share. Once in a while, I am glazed looking
at the computer screen, my mind in neutral, and my eyes drifting, like I’m in
a fog. That’s a great time to take a break and last night, that’s how it was, so
I went to bed early and caught up on my sleep to recharge and
re-energize.
At
one time I used to feel bad about not completing the task, but now, I try to
remember not to take things so dang seriously. When it isn’t fun and interesting
and enjoyable, it’s WORK.
So,
I recommend taking bits here and there. A nap if you can in the middle of the
day. You could park in the shade at a park and turn on your phone timer for 15
or 20 minutes and you may be amazed how that re-energizes your whole day. Or, do
something you enjoy at lunchtime instead of eating a big meal. Or, call a loved
one, go to the batting cages, stare off into the distance thinking about nothing
at all. Go for a walk is one of my favorites. Something I do throughout the day
is look at everything around me and praise God for it, or just take it in and
enjoy it, or better yet, be amazed at it all. Nowadays I am pretty much amazed
at everything I see, and not just nature, but EVERYTHING I see. What a blessing
it is too.

Break Time!

 
Spread Some Joy Today–Want some serious joy? Look around at everything
around you throughout the day. When you can modify your thoughts just enough so
that you don’t see anything wrong or ugly, there will be nothing but joy.
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