Whenever I am stressed, add overtired to the mix and you can watch my anxiety rise.
Because exhaustion amplifies anxiety.
For those of us who struggle with anxiety, getting our rest is important priority.
However is our fast paced culture this is no easy task. To be honest most of us get too little sleep at night, much less a chance to rest during the day.
In our house we have to be up and about by 6 am to get the kids to school on time. My husband and I have been trying our best to turn off the tv, shut down the computer and put down our phones by 9:30 so we can begin our bedtime routines. (If you suffer from insomnia read about how light from all our blue screens disturbs our sleep here.)
This is never easy but oh so important to keep my anxiety at bay.
But rest is about more than just sleep.
I invite you this weekend to practice the discipline of Sabbath.
Close the laptop, lay down the chores, take a break from the busy kid activities and just relax.
Take a walk.
You might just be amazed at how great you feel.