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When it's time to H.A.L.T.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I was so busy these past few months that I hardly had time to take care of me. Most of what I was doing had to do with a handicapped group that I lead, and I got very involved in fund raising for our scholarship fund. I created this fund and usually like the activities involved in this endeavor, but this year even the holiday gift wrapping that we do at a local book store became overwhelming. I know now that I just became overtired and didn't have my required down time.
There is a saying using the initials H.A.L.T.: " Never allow yourself to become too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired." I became all of those things and more this holiday season.
So, knowing all of these things to be true for me, I need to cut back in the new year and move at a more acceptable pace and take on less obligations. In the midst of all that was overwhelming me I realized that I had done a lot of this to myself. I am the kind of person that will pick up the ball and run with it, especially if all the people around me are doing nothing!
Then I will attempt to do it ALL. I think that's the type A personality.
And guess what else happens when I don't HALT? I start to eat too much to "keep up my strength!" Can anyone relate? That is a disaster waiting to happen, and has happened before. So now that Christmas is just about here, and the new year just a week away, I'm going to have to put on my thinking cap and think about ways to underachieve next year, because over-achieving is just about to do me in! I think it's about time that I begin to lean a lot more on the Lord, and a lot less on myself. I know now that I can do whatever I set out to do, but I can also do myself in along the way. And that's not healthy!!
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    Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. I have to remember that! It makes sense.
    3486 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    The fact that you come last speaks volumes for all you do for others. But I'm glad you are remembering that YOU must come first or nothing else can be accomplished! A great "resolution" for the coming new year.

    3486 days ago
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