This week I find myself on school holidays. Yeah!
If you have been reading my blogs you may know that I work as a primary school Chaplain at three different primary schools. I love my role, I love the opportunities that I find myself involved in and I love community.
It is a busy role packed full of delivering programs and seeing individuals on a one on one basis. The school terms in Australia are 10 weeks, we have four terms in a year.
So, this brings us to the first lot of holidays for the year.
My thought is that we need to take time to rest, we need to take time to just stop, pause and breathe.
If we are honest with ourselves we need a time to relax, reflect and pause.
When we are giving, and helping others it is important that we take the time to care for ourselves, nurture ourselves and be kind to ourselves.
I am still learning to do this well. I am still learning that it is okay to just stop and just breathe.
I am still learning that as a creative, I need these little times of space and rest to recharge.
I have realised that I need this time to reassess what I am doing.
I need this time to just explore the creative passions that I have and need to do.
It is healthy and necessary, if we are going to run this race well. It takes endurance, it takes a bit of discipline and people who you can be accountable too.
Do you need someone to help you be accountable for taking time to nurture yourself?
Beautiful friend take the time to just breathe.