Tired: Gods Dont Sleep
Are you someone who likes to plan their day the night before? As you mentally go through the activities planned for tomorrow, think about how you can show God's glory to others. The communal spirit and close-knit family atmosphere at Park Regency Loveland give you plenty of opportunities to share joy and happiness. Perhaps you know that tomorrow will be a stressful day or one filled with physical struggles.
Go to sleep with the words of this verse running through your mind so you can face the future with confidence. Knowing that Jesus is behind you every step of the way eases your burden. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Maybe you just experienced an incredible day in Loveland, Colorado. You participated in an interesting outing, won at card club or met a new friend. Don't forget to thank the Lord for the blessings in your life, including your senior living community.
His love surrounds you at all times, and He wants what is best for His children. The following Wednesday, I the last of the long term staff at the hospice was fired for not fulfilling their expectations. I was getting miserable and a glorious group of Christian staff was no more. I decided to stop any medicating so I cannot be accused of alcoholism, which the assisting bishop had always accused me of, with no evidence and protestations from the head of my parish board. Jesus help! As I write this my depression makes my stomach feel like a bottomless pit. I long for the energizing that I had in congregational ministry.
I fear that will not happen ever again. Pray for me please. Right now, I need the joy of the Lord to restore me and open a door to an income. Thanks for letting me share. Great post! My now ex-husband was a minister for over 10 years. We spent time overseas in missions.
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Then he started experiencing burnout. He refused counsel and now we are a broken family. All of the signs you posted are very evident and led to his burnout. Carey, thanks for this post. I came across this article as I was signing up for your webinar and sent it to my wife.
She read it and responded that she thinks I fit all 11 signs, I agreed. For the past year and a half I have placed my head down and tried to just push through, but it seems after the initial push it just gets deeper. I appreciate you sharing your story and helping me to have some clarity to what is happening. We will be seeking some help… Thanks again. Great post, Carey! I feel like you wrote this especially for me as I have been experiencing all eleven to one degree or another over the past 5 months.
One thing that I find helpful in all of this is moderate to brisk exercise. I do a fast paced prayer walk almost every day for at least 30 minutes and also do a light weightlifting session a couple times a week. This routine is not a complete cure but it does help me considerably… both physically and mentally. As an athlete understands that muscle needs to be tore down before it can be built up, so perhaps spiritually, God has to tear us down maybe through burnout to build us up even stronger.
I wonder how you know if burnout means you need to change jobs, especially if you are being treated unfairly at one job and even other individuals think you should move?
Many leaders will say they are tired or possibly even close to burnout. This can be a dangerous place to be.
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It can get better, please believe me. Remember it took years to get to this place, normal will not come back overnight. You might find that you like the new, refreshed you even better. YOu might even love your spouse more. My heart breaks for both of you. I do not believe it is just about doing too much, or work life balance is wrong and getting very very tired and so inevitably….. While doing my degree, this featured quite highly in my not-for-profit case study. I looked at the mayo clinic and they suggest that the factors that contribute.
If we could only utilise the advice from these experts and put processes in place — I have too many suggestions to discuss here LOL. Makes my heart sad that some think burnout is inevitable and the only thing that can be done is to rest and not work so hard………………….. I found this article very insightful to understand others who are going through depression and or burnout. This article gave me questions to ask and behaviour to be aware of.
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I am looking forward to your next article so I can give a little bit of advice to others as I recommend them to seek professional help. Thank you for your candidness. God bless. This has been timely and helpful.
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I need to be reminded to be intentional about self care, which includes those seemingly innocuous things like humor and play. There will always be a mountain of things to do that there is never enough time for, but I need to stay focused on the main things and help others to do the same. Fatigue comes most often from doing the meaningless and unrewarding tasks without recognition. Thanks for bringing this to mind again as we all need to hear it!
I learned from a suicide prevention website that when I get to that point, I can help myself by acknowledging the mental pain and setting a three-day limit to see if the pain subsides. For me it usually takes a day and then I can start thinking and feeling clearly again.
I also try to speak with my wife and trusted friends who will listen without judgement. Find someone you can trust and open up. Thanks for this.
At my lowest, I also struggled with suicidal thoughts. It truly is horrible. Thanks for sharing! Thank you so much for sharing your journey.
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