Midweek Cape Cod Getaway
It can be really hard to hit pause and truly take breaks from work. Even in the car on the way to a midweek vacation this past week, I was sending emails and updating spreadsheets.
They had to get done, and that was fine. The problem I run into is not that I don't rest, but that I don't rest well. Even when I've closed the laptop for the night, I'm thinking about the things that need to be done, or the meeting I have the next day. The constant brain fuel that continues to run even when I'm not working makes for some really poor rest. Poor rest = exhaustion, and exhaustion = burnout. Simple math that even I can do (mostly because I've experienced it).
When we got to Cape Cod for a little midweek girl's getaway, I really tried my best to turn my work mode off, like really off. Full mind present, we had a ton of fun.
We swam, ate, caught up, laughed til we cried, ate some more, captured memories, got dirty, got clean, reflected on God's grace, enjoyed each other's company, and just had some serious fun.
It's God's little gifts that help us refuel and keep going. I'm thankful for an impromptu getaway filled with good rest and cherished friends.
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9,10
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1