I'm Not Staying Here...Well, Not For Too Long Anyway

Every so often, I wake up and it's just one of those low days. Those low energy, no motivation, wanna stay in bed and in my pajamas all day days. 
These are the days when I also discover and find; because I'm at rest.

I had no blog post for today and almost wrote nothing. I made a deal with myself and David that I wouldn't write just to have something to post. I would only write if it came from who I really am and what my life is all about.

Well, here I am today on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - having my day interrupted by "low".  But, I'm not staying here for too long. I never do. This is actually my sustainable living alarm for early stress relief. 

It's time to lay low, chill, not think and just be...ah, just be. Takes me a little while to realize it, but it's become my go to for these low days. 
Maybe it's been a hard couple of days, week(s), or even month(s). 

I believe it's my body responding to God saying, "Alright girl! That's all you can take before you shut down. I'm giving you early warning to just be...and be with me." Pray, cry, nap or whatever need be. 
Time to gently replenish. I just love that. 

So, today will be full of "nothingness moments". 
Amen to that! 
I might read a magazine, book, watch a movie - and I may not complete them. Maybe a sentence or two, a paragraph, maybe just 30 minutes of the movie - :D 
That is so freeing when daily schedules control my time. 

Are you needing to embrace a "low" day? 
Need a use as little energy as possible and "just be" day?
What will it be like and what will you discover?


Teresa said...

I hear you and hope that you find the space you need in this low day.

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in doing the best I can, I forget that means embracing the stillness.

My low days often feel heavy and sad ~ but when I open my heart to them, they feel like being wrapped in a blanket ~ heavy but comforting.

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

@Teresa - Exactly! Yes! Thanks girl.

West Coast Nester said...

Thank you for your comment. It gave me the chills. So encouraging to know that I am not the only one struggling to believe that I am who God says I am. Heres to living an authentic life and being a community of woman willing to lift each other up in the process.

So glad to meet you.

Dave @GodsDreamsForMe said...

really nice post. funny how not having anything to say really turned out into something significant to share. 143 pg!

Vegan Dog's Life said...

I had one of these days last Wednesday, so I took a spontaneous day off of work. It really helped me to finish the week and was quite revitalizing. Like you, I don't stay in my "lows" for long. :)

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

@WestCoastNester - Amen.
@Honey I know right?!
@Molly - Proof that giving in to the need for down-time really does pay off. Wow, you got one week's worth of replenishment from one day of rest! Awesome!

Cheryl Allen Salinas said...

Jeri -- Bless you! You deserve the best in life, and good for you for finding what that means, whether "low" or "high". You are an inspiration. Thanks

marisa said...

Having a bad night (hence the 4 a.m. comment!) and am grateful in advance for permission to have a "low day" tomorrow. Thank you, Jeri!

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

@Cheryl - Bless You too and thank you.
@Marisa - You go ahead girl. Spa day? hee hee.