Sunday, 15 March 2009

Dissatisfied

I've been feeling a bit flat recently, and I'm beginning to realise why.
It could be because I'm so busy that I don't know what I'm doing...
It could be because my job is so uncertain that I don't know who I am...
Or it may simply be that I've stopped doing the things that keep me going...

I went on a retreat a few years ago and come to the conclusion that I needed to give more time for exercise, writing and prayer. In 2008 (particularly on my sabbatical) I did find a bit more time for these activities. Blogging was a great help and I ran three or four time a week - but since Christmas I've allowed all three to slide thinking that I have a duty to work harder...

So I guess I'm beginning to realise that a balanced life must include space for the things that nourish us - not just time for sleep or food so we can get back to work ASAP. I need running, blogging and some quiet time for meditation. I suspect we all need different things and it's well worth working out what they are...

3 comments:

LingoClub said...

Think I'll leave this out for Duncan to read!!!! He could use some meditation time too (or just anger management)

PeterM said...

You are human. God made you that way.
You are too busy. You made you that way.

God's answer isn't always "yes".
Yours shouldn't be either.

You have great talent. We need you.
If you are burnt out, we will not be able to benefit from your skills.

Please slow down and enjoy the journey.

Alastair said...

Look after yourself Tim! If you ever need a break then you can come and pray in Devon :-)