Last Monday I was driving home from work; I was listening to music thinking about what I had to do next when I noticed that my petrol light had come on.
I knew that I needed petrol but I thought that a least I had enough petrol to wait until tomorrow.
But on comes the light.
It made me think that how good would it be if we had a light that came on when we needed refuelling. How easy would it be to know that we needed to take time out, how easy would it be to know that we needed to fill up our tank.
I think it would be even better if we could see how we are going without having to wait for the light to come.
It is so easy to be focused on others and to see when they need rest.
How come we can find it so difficult for ourselves?
So this week I decided to commit to going to boxing twice a week, to also come home and read.
I have taken a little break from writing.
I have been reading a book at the moment by Lisa Bevere called Girls with Swords.
I have had the book for a while and I keep on beginning to read it and then put it down.
I think that the time is now to read it.
Girls with Swords is How to Carry Your Cross Like a Hero.
On the back of the book it says Take up your sword and be a hero! The sword meaning the word of God.
I love that take up your sword and stand up for what you are passionate about.
So as much as I love helping and caring for others I also know that I need to look after myself.
Do you find it difficult to take time out for yourself?
Is your tank empty?
What can you do today to fill up your tank?
I would love to hear your suggestions.
Will share more soon.