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!!